Edward John (E.J.) Hughes

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Edward John (E.J.) Hughes

1913 - 2007
BCSFA CGP OC RCA

E.J. Hughes was born in North Vancouver and spent his childhood in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. He trained at the Vancouver School of Art receiving instruction from F.H. Varley and J.W.G. MacDonald.

He then went on to work as a commercial artist creating dry points and linocuts. In 1940, after being enlisted in the Royal Canadian Artillery he became an Army artist, and soon after was promoted to official Army War artist working in Canada, Great Britain and the Aleutians.

After the war, he returned to Vancouver Island and continued painting, but it was not until 1951 when he signed a contract with Dr. Stern of the Dominion Gallery that he was able to earn a living as a full-time artist. Hughes was commissioned by Standard Oil to create a series of works depicting BCs coast, and he was able to continue traveling and painting BCs coast and interior thanks to Canada Council grants. In 1966, he was elected to the RCA and one year later received a Canada Council award.

E.J. Hughes is regarded as one of the most accomplished BC landscape painters of his time. He continued to paint until the age of 93, when he passed away in Duncan, BC in early 2007.



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The Post Office at Courtenay, BC
38 x 48in 96.5 x 121.9cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $600,000 - $800,000 CDN
Sold for:   $1,593,000 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2016 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, May 25, 2016



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Coastal Boats Near Sidney, BC
36 1/8 x 48 1/8in 91.7 x 122.2cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $700,000 - $900,000 CDN
Sold for:   $1,140,750 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2011 - 1st Session auction on Tuesday, May 17, 2011



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Fishboats, Rivers Inlet
42 x 50in 106.7 x 127cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $300,000 - $400,000 CDN
Sold for:   $920,000 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2004 auction on Thursday, November 25, 2004



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Mouth of the Courtenay River
30 x 40in 76.2 x 101.6cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $500,000 - $700,000 CDN
Sold for:   $789,750 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2011 - 1st Session auction on Tuesday, May 17, 2011



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Okanagan Lake
32 x 48in 81.3 x 121.9cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $90,000 - $120,000 CDN
Sold for:   $402,500 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2007 auction on Wednesday, May 23, 2007



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Tanker at Minstrel Island, BC
24 x 18in 61 x 45.7cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $175,000 - $225,000 CDN
Sold for:   $380,250 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2010 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, May 26, 2010



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Early May at Qualicum Beach
24 x 36in 61 x 91.4cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $250,000 - $350,000 CDN
Sold for:   $304,200 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fall 2008 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, November 19, 2008



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Englewood
25 x 32in 63.5 x 81.3cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $250,000 - $350,000 CDN
Sold for:   $292,500 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2012 - 1st Session auction on Thursday, May 17, 2012



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Departure Bay
32 x 40in 81.3 x 101.6cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $100,000 - $150,000 CDN
Sold for:   $287,500 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2005 auction on Wednesday, May 25, 2005



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Passing Coast Boat, Looking North East from Gabriola Island
24 x 36in 61 x 91.4cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $150,000 - $200,000 CDN
Sold for:   $287,500 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2006 auction on Thursday, May 25, 2006


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