Fine Canadian Art
2nd session

December 20 - January 26, 2023


This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $6,500 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

26984 26-Jan-2023 01:48:20 PM $6,500

25402 20-Jan-2023 06:03:54 PM $6,000

26984 16-Jan-2023 11:08:08 AM $5,500

16197 14-Jan-2023 04:27:04 PM $5,000

818846 10-Jan-2023 05:37:14 PM $4,750

16197 07-Jan-2023 08:29:19 AM $4,500

25402 05-Jan-2023 03:31:19 PM $4,250

16197 01-Jan-2023 03:12:49 PM $4,000

The bidding history list updated on: Thursday, March 23, 2023 07:08:57

LOT 103

1909 - 1977

Windy Day
oil on board
signed and on verso signed twice, dated 1936 twice and inscribed "Toronto" twice / "29 (circled)" / "P-124"
9 1/8 x 11 in, 23.2 x 27.9 cm

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000 CAD

Sold for: $8,125

Preview at:

Collection of the Artist
Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh, UK
Thielsen Gallery, London, ON
Estate of the Artist
Private Collection, Ontario

Windy Day is a fascinating example from Jack Bush’s earliest transitions from representational to abstract artist. Bush was from the generation of Ontario artists immediately following the Group of Seven, and he initially worked in their en plein air landscape mode, sketching in oil on standard size sketch box boards. He added, though, a slightly darker, more expressionist edge to that style - very possibly influenced, as many were, by the effects of Industrialisation and the Great Depression in the 1930s. The loose, searching gesture and moody aspects of the palette also suggest a less lyrical and more existential outlook. About a decade later, this gave way to his forays into a more intuitive, less rational process of painting. Although Bush became internationally renowned by critics, peers, and institutions as a key figure in abstract art, works such as this evidence the gradual process of self-revelation which is a part of the journey of every important artist.

The above essay was provided by Heffel. This work will be included in Dr. Sarah Stanners’s forthcoming Jack Bush Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonné.

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