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Harold Barling Town
July

71 x 48pouces 180.3 x 121.9cm
mixed media collage on board

Estimation:    30,000 $ - 50,000 $ CAN
Vendu pour:  49,250 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)
lors de la vente aux enchères de la Maison Heffel tenue le 24 mai 2017
Harold Barling Town
Untitled

70 x 80pouces 177.8 x 203.2cm
oil on canvas

Estimation:    25,000 $ - 30,000 $ CAN
Vendu pour:  37,250 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)
lors de la vente aux enchères de la Maison Heffel tenue le 22 novembre 2017
Harold Barling Town
Untitled

70 x 80pouces 177.8 x 203.2cm
oil on canvas

Estimation:    30,000 $ - 50,000 $ CAN
Vendu pour:  32,450 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)
lors de la vente aux enchères de la Maison Heffel tenue le 27 mai 2015
Harold Barling Town
The Centre Held

36 x 36pouces 91.4 x 91.4cm
oil and Lucite 44 on board

Estimation:    30,000 $ - 40,000 $ CAN
Vendu pour:  31,250 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)
lors de la vente aux enchères de la Maison Heffel tenue le 22 novembre 2017
Harold Barling Town
Spectre at the Departure

39 x 39pouces 99 x 99cm
oil on canvas

Estimation:    20,000 $ - 30,000 $ CAN
Vendu pour:  29,500 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)
lors de la vente aux enchères de la Maison Heffel tenue le 27 mai 2015
Harold Barling Town
Toast

16 x 20pouces 40.6 x 50.8cm
oil and Lucite on canvas

Estimation:    10,000 $ - 15,000 $ CAN
Vendu pour:  29,250 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)
lors de la vente aux enchères de la Maison Heffel tenue le 17 juin 2009
Harold Barling Town
Cornucopia

24 3/4 x 30 3/4pouces 62.9 x 78.1cm
oil and Lucite on canvas

Estimation:    15,000 $ - 20,000 $ CAN
Vendu pour:  29,250 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)
lors de la vente aux enchères de la Maison Heffel tenue le 15 mai 2013
Harold Barling Town
Night and Day Signs

11 1/2 x 23 3/4pouces 29.2 x 60.3cm
oil and Lucite 44 on board

Estimation:    10,000 $ - 12,000 $ CAN
Vendu pour:  26,325 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)
lors de la vente aux enchères de la Maison Heffel tenue le 25 novembre 2010
Harold Barling Town
No Sun

30 x 24pouces 76.2 x 61cm
oil and Lucite 44 on board

Estimation:    20,000 $ - 30,000 $ CAN
Vendu pour:  23,400 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)
lors de la vente aux enchères de la Maison Heffel tenue le 24 novembre 2011
Harold Barling Town
Push

23 3/8 x 25pouces 59.4 x 63.5cm
oil on board

Estimation:    15,000 $ - 20,000 $ CAN
Vendu pour:  23,400 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)
lors de la vente aux enchères de la Maison Heffel tenue le 24 novembre 2011
Harold Barling Town

Harold Barling Town

1924 - 1990
CGP CPE CSGA OC OSA P11 RCA

Born in Toronto in 1924, Harold Town studied at the Western Technical School and the Ontario College of Art until 1945. Following his studies, he worked as an illustrator for Maclean’s and Mayfair before becoming immersed in the art scene. He also became a lively writer, contributing essays for catalogues, and was the coauthor of the Tom Thomson biography The Silence and the Storm. Among others, he illustrated Leonard Cohen’s book Beautiful Losers and Irving Layton’s Love Where the Nights are Long: An Anthology of Canadian Love Poems.
Town traveled to New York City and Chicago in 1948, where he saw the works of American Abstract Expressionist artists. Outspoken and charismatic, he became a seminal figure in the development of abstract art in Canada. In 1953 he joined Painters Eleven, an innovative group of abstract painters that included Jack Bush and William Ronald. Active from 1953 to 1960, they exposed the public to modernist movements such as Abstract Expressionism.
Town worked in a variety of media – painting, printmaking, assemblage and collage. Collage was said to be at the heart of his work, and David Burnett wrote that they were “a complex, multi-directional interweaving of technique, materials, experience and expression.” He rocketed to prominence in the 1950s, creating an explosion of innovative work in many different series. He achieved considerable recognition for his autographic prints, a series of monoprint works produced between 1953 and 1959. Widely appreciated nationally, their reputation spread internationally as they received awards in Yugoslavia, Chile and New York. In 1958 he was awarded what was the largest public art commission to that date in Canada – a 10 by 37 foot mural for a hydroelectric dam at Cornwall, which inaugurated the St. Lawrence Seaway. Between 1957 and 1964, he had 15 solo exhibitions – in Toronto, Montreal, Regina, Vancouver, New York and New Jersey, and his work was included in about 70 group exhibitions in Canada and internationally. He was known for his inventive imagery, expressionist brushwork and his control over his painterly images, which engaged in a push-pull of dynamic tension across his surfaces.
Town exhibited internationally extensively – he represented Canada in the 1956 and 1965 Venice Biennale, and participated in the Milan Triennial, the Bienal de São Paulo, Documenta in Kassel and the World’s Fair in Brussels. He was the recipient of a Guggenheim award in 1960, and in 1966 received an honorary doctorate from York University in Toronto as well as the Order Of Canada. His work is in the collections of London’s Tate Gallery, and the Guggenheim, Metropolitain Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Retrospectives of his work were held at the Windsor Art Gallery in 1975 and the Art Gallery of Ontario in 1986. Town passed away in 1990, remembered for his quintessential part in shaping the Toronto modern art scene of the 1950s and 1960s.

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