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Stanley Morel Cosgrove
Early Autumn

36 x 48in 91.4 x 121.9cm
oil on board

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000 CAD
Sold for:   $43,125 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2005 auction on Thursday, November 24, 2005
Stanley Morel Cosgrove
La robe rouge

30 x 24in 76.2 x 61cm
oil on board

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000 CAD
Sold for:   $26,325 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Spring 2012 - 1st Session auction on Thursday, May 17, 2012
Stanley Morel Cosgrove
Nature morte au pichet

31 x 43in 78.7 x 109.2cm
oil on board

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000 CAD
Sold for:   $25,000 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fall 2017 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Stanley Morel Cosgrove
Femme en Gris

24 x 20in 61 x 50.8cm
oil on board

Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000 CAD
Sold for:   $18,400 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2003 auction on Thursday, May 15, 2003
Stanley Morel Cosgrove
Still Life with Apples

18 x 24in 45.7 x 61cm
circa 1959
oil on canvas

Estimate: $9,000 - $12,000 CAD
Sold for:   $18,400 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2006 auction on Friday, November 24, 2006
Stanley Morel Cosgrove
Trees

25 x 32in 63.5 x 81.3cm
oil on canvas

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000 CAD
Sold for:   $17,250 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2002 auction on Thursday, November 14, 2002

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Stanley Morel Cosgrove
Trees / Portrait in a Landscape

26 x 40in 66 x 101.6cm
double-sided oil on board

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000 CAD
Sold for:   $17,250 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2002 auction on Thursday, May 02, 2002
Stanley Morel Cosgrove
Forêt Laurentienne

24 x 36in 61 x 91.4cm
oil on board

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000 CAD
Sold for:   $17,250 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2007 auction on Friday, November 23, 2007
Stanley Morel Cosgrove
Underwoods in Autumn

28 1/4 x 36in 71.7 x 91.4cm
oil on board

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000 CAD
Sold for:   $14,040 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fall 2012 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, November 22, 2012
Stanley Morel Cosgrove
Portrait

24 x 18 1/4in 61 x 46.3cm
circa 1952 - 1956
oil on canvas

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000 CAD
Sold for:   $13,800 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's May 2008 - 2nd session auction on Saturday, May 31, 2008
Stanley Morel Cosgrove

Stanley Morel Cosgrove

1911 - 2002
CAS CGP QMG RCA

Stanley Morel Cosgrove was born in 1911 in Montreal, Quebec. He studied at the École des beaux-arts in Montreal from 1929 to 1936, and attended drawing classes at the Art Association of Montreal under Edwin Holgate from 1936 to 1938. Around this time he painted in the Gaspé and Charlevoix regions of Quebec.

In 1939, Cosgrove had his first solo show at the École des beaux-arts de Québec, and also exhibited with the Contemporary Arts Society and the Musée du Québec. At the end of 1939 Cosgrove travelled to New York, then on to Mexico, where he studied from 1940 to 1944, notably working on fresco painting under José Clemente Orozco. Upon his return to Canada, he took up a part-time teaching position at the École des beaux-arts in Montreal, and in the following years participated in numerous exhibitions. He was exclusively represented by Dominion Gallery, joined the Canadian Group of Painters, and was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Artists. He traveled to France and Spain with fellow artist William Goodridge Roberts in 1953 on a Government Fellowship, where he studied and painted for two years. In 1962 he moved to La Tuque in north-central Quebec for five years, followed by Coaticook for three years, before returning to Montreal in 1970.

In 1985 he retired from teaching to devote his full attention to painting. His works centered on the human figure, still life and landscape, and he is particularly known for his paintings of trees, which the artist stated were not so much trees, but verticals and horizontals on a forest background. He died in 2002 in Montreal. Cosgrove is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Mendel Collection, Saskatchewan, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, among others.

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