Nora Frances Elizabeth Collyer

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Nora Frances Elizabeth Collyer

1898 - 1979
BHG FCA

Born into a prominent English Protestant family in Montreal, Nora Collyer was a student of Maurice Cullen and William Brymner.

She was a key member of the Beaver Hall Group, the first Canadian artists association in which women played a leading role. Collyer joined the group in 1920, sharing a studio with Anne Savage. In her book The Women of Beaver Hall: Canadian Modernist Painters, Evelyn Walters writes of Collyer: "Her technique is never harsh, and is remarkable for its shapes, rich colour, and soft rhythms."

Collyer spent her summers sketching and gardening, and it is at her summer home near Lake Memphremagog where she painted her best landscapes, where often a farm or church were made to be the focal point of her composition.

In addition to being an artist, Collyer was an educator, teaching art at institutions such as the Art Association of Montreal and the Trafalgar girls' school.



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Autumn, Eastern Townships
26 1/4 x 28 1/4in 66.7 x 71.7cm
double-sided oil on canvas

Estimate:  $25,000 - $35,000 CDN
Sold for:   $138,000 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2006 auction on Friday, November 24, 2006



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Austin, Eastern Townships, PQ
28 x 30in 71.1 x 76.2cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $40,000 - $60,000 CDN
Sold for:   $63,250 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2007 auction on Friday, November 23, 2007



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Snow Removal, Dorchester Street, Montreal / Eastern Landscape (verso)
11 3/4 x 14in 29.8 x 35.6cm
circa 1930
double-sided oil on board

Estimate:  $10,000 - $15,000 CDN
Sold for:   $32,175 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fall 2011 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, November 24, 2011



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Ste-Fidèle Church, PQ / A Forest Lake Study
12 x 14in 30.5 x 35.6cm
double-sided oil on board

Estimate:  $6,000 - $8,000 CDN
Sold for:   $31,625 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2007 auction on Wednesday, May 23, 2007



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Sunflowers, Magog, PQ, Owl's Head Mountain
20 x 24in 50.8 x 61cm
oil on board

Estimate:  $15,000 - $20,000 CDN
Sold for:   $28,750 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2007 auction on Wednesday, May 23, 2007



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Sherbrooke Street West, near Atwater Avenue
18 x 16in 45.7 x 40.6cm
oil on board

Estimate:  $15,000 - $20,000 CDN
Sold for:   $25,875 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2007 auction on Wednesday, May 23, 2007



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St-Fidèle, PQ
16 x 18in 40.6 x 45.7cm
oil on board

Estimate:  $10,000 - $15,000 CDN
Sold for:   $23,400 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fall 2008 - 2nd Session auction on Wednesday, November 19, 2008



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Hills, Back of Cap-à-l'Aigle, PQ
11 7/8 x 14in 30.2 x 35.6cm
oil on board

Estimate:  $7,000 - $9,000 CDN
Sold for:   $23,400 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2012 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, May 17, 2012



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Road to Baker Pond, Eastern Townships
12 x 16in 30.5 x 40.6cm
oil on canvas board

Estimate:  $9,000 - $12,000 CDN
Sold for:   $18,400 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2007 auction on Friday, November 23, 2007



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Eastern Townships Landscape / Farm, Eastern Townships (verso)
16 x 18in 40.6 x 45.7cm
double-sided oil on board

Estimate:  $15,000 - $20,000 CDN
Sold for:   $16,380 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fall 2011 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, November 24, 2011


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