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Jean Albert McEwen
Compagnon de silence

90 x 60pouces 228.6 x 152.4cm
oil on canvas

Estimation:    40,000 $ - 60,000 $ CAN
Vendu pour:  152,100 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)
lors de la vente aux enchères de la Maison Heffel tenue le 25 novembre 2010
Jean Albert McEwen
Ochre Cell

30 x 30pouces 76.2 x 76.2cm
oil on canvas

Estimation:    60,000 $ - 80,000 $ CAN
Vendu pour:  118,000 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)
lors de la vente aux enchères de la Maison Heffel tenue le 27 mai 2015
Jean Albert McEwen
Rouge sur rouge

30 x 30pouces 76.2 x 76.2cm
oil on canvas

Estimation:    60,000 $ - 80,000 $ CAN
Vendu pour:  117,000 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)
lors de la vente aux enchères de la Maison Heffel tenue le 26 mai 2010
Jean Albert McEwen
Le drapeau inconnu

52 x 37 1/2pouces 132.1 x 95.2cm
oil on canvas

Estimation:    60,000 $ - 80,000 $ CAN
Vendu pour:  112,100 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)
lors de la vente aux enchères de la Maison Heffel tenue le 23 novembre 2016
Jean Albert McEwen
Verticale nocturne

59 7/8 x 39pouces 152.1 x 99cm
oil on canvas

Estimation:    80,000 $ - 120,000 $ CAN
Vendu pour:  111,150 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)
lors de la vente aux enchères de la Maison Heffel tenue le 28 novembre 2013
Jean Albert McEwen
Verticale entre parenthèses

46 x 35 1/4pouces 116.8 x 89.5cm
oil on canvas

Estimation:    60,000 $ - 80,000 $ CAN
Vendu pour:  100,300 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)
lors de la vente aux enchères de la Maison Heffel tenue le 27 novembre 2014
Jean Albert McEwen
Le drapeau inconnu - 4e thème, no. 21

52 x 46pouces 132.1 x 116.8cm
oil on canvas

Estimation:    70,000 $ - 90,000 $ CAN
Vendu pour:  93,600 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)
lors de la vente aux enchères de la Maison Heffel tenue le 19 novembre 2008
Jean Albert McEwen
Les continents fleuris no. 23

40 x 36pouces 101.6 x 91.4cm
oil on canvas

Estimation:    25,000 $ - 35,000 $ CAN
Vendu pour:  92,000 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)
lors de la vente aux enchères de la Maison Heffel tenue le 23 novembre 2007
Jean Albert McEwen
Untitled

30 x 30pouces 76.2 x 76.2cm
oil on canvas

Estimation:    25,000 $ - 30,000 $ CAN
Vendu pour:  92,000 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)
lors de la vente aux enchères de la Maison Heffel tenue le 31 mai 2008
Jean Albert McEwen
Rupture lumineuse

82 1/4 x 54 1/4pouces 208.9 x 137.8cm
oil on canvas

Estimation:    60,000 $ - 80,000 $ CAN
Vendu pour:  87,750 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)
lors de la vente aux enchères de la Maison Heffel tenue le 22 novembre 2012
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Jean Albert McEwen

1923 - 1999
AANFM RCA

Jean McEwen was born in 1923 in Montreal, and began painting in 1946 while studying pharmacy at the University of Montreal. His first solo exhibition in 1951, at Galerie Agnès Lefort in Montreal, was received favourably. After encouragement from Paul-Émile Borduas, McEwen traveled to Paris that same year and met with Jean Paul Riopelle in December. After a productive two-year trip in which he painted, visited public galleries and museums in Paris and Spain, exhibited with Riopelle and Sam Francis, traveled with Riopelle to Brittany and saw exhibitions by his New York contemporaries, McEwen returned to Montreal and began working for Frosst pharmaceutical company. He participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Quebec and Ontario in subsequent years, including his first solo show in Toronto at Gallery Moos in 1961, two overseas exhibitions in 1962 and a solo exhibition in 1963 at the Martha Jackson Gallery in New York.

The exhibition catalogue from the 1973 Musée d'art contemporain retrospective states, "he was one of the first Quebec artists to stress what was to become the major characteristic of Quebec art after Automatism, that is, the exploration of the dynamic possibilities of colour." This quote succinctly describes McEwen's painting; it is all about colour. Over the course of his career, McEwen experimented with different techniques in applying colour to his canvases. He turned to acrylic paint for a few years, experimented in hard-edge painting and explored various compositional formats for his abstract paintings, but the one constant in his work was his insistence on the importance of colour.

The National Gallery of Canada organized a traveling exhibition of his and Harold Town's work in 1966. In 1969 he became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy. He retired from Frosst in 1973 in order to paint full time, and the same year the Musée d'art contemporain in Montreal organized a retrospective of his work entitled McEwen 1953 - 1973. A Canada Council Award in 1977 allowed him to travel to Paris for nine months, and upon his return he began teaching part time at L'Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (1980 to 1985) and Concordia University (1983 to 1995). The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts organized a retrospective of his work entitled Jean McEwen: Colour in Depth in 1987. McEwen died in Montreal in 1999.

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