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Jean-Philippe Dallaire

Jean-Philippe Dallaire

Jean-Philippe Dallaire
Post-War & Contemporary Art Live auction

Lot # 059

Jean-Philippe Dallaire
QMG 1916 - 1965 Canadian

Head of a Young Boy
oil on board
signed and dated 1953 and on verso signed, titled and titled on the gallery label, dated February 15, 1953 and stamped with the Dominion Gallery stamp
13 3/8 x 11 5/8 in  34 x 29.5cm

Dominion Gallery, Montreal
Private Collection, United Kingdom

Quebec artist Jean-Philippe Dallaire was known for his modernist paintings that combined figuration and abstraction and showed influences from Symbolism, Cubism and Surrealism. His artistic career was diverse – he worked as a mural painter, draughtsman, illustrator at the National Film Board, teacher at the École des beaux-arts in Quebec City and tapestry designer. In the early part of his career, Dallaire produced realistic portraits, but his work evolved beyond that as he absorbed European influences. Head of a Young Boy exhibits overtones of Surrealism and a Cubist-influenced use of form, as Dallaire splits the face into separate planes and uses the shadow on the right side to create a profile form. His work exhibits a delightfully playful aspect, which shows here in his starburst treatment around the eyes and the electrified strands of hair, which stick up like the tentacles of an anemone. Head of a Young Boy is an intriguing work by this great Quebec modernist.

Estimate: $20,000 ~ $30,000 CAD

Sold For: $40,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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