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LOT 146

Kathleen Moir Morris
AAM ARCA BHG
1893 - 1986
Canadian

Morin Heights, Quebec
oil on board, circa 1930
signed and on verso titled on the artist's label
12 x 14 in 30.5 x 35.6 cm

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000

Sold for: $34,250

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

PROVENANCE
Estate of the Artist
By descent in the family
Private Collection, Ottawa
Sold sale of Important Canadian Art, Sotheby's Canada, November 28, 2011, lot 157
Private Collection, Toronto


Born in Montreal to an elite Protestant family, Kathleen Morris studied at the Art Association of Montreal under William Brymner, and in the early 1920s she became a member of the Beaver Hall Group. She continued her association with the female members of the group, exhibiting with them after the group formally dissolved. Morris achieved international recognition, showing at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924 to 1925, the Exposition d’art canadien at the Musée du Jeu de Paume in Paris in 1927 and A Century of Canadian Art at the Tate Gallery in London in 1938, among others. In 1923 she moved to Ottawa, but returned to Montreal in 1929; in both locations she painted urban and landscape scenes en plein air in all seasons. This charming depiction of Morin Heights, folded into a hillside in the Laurentian Mountains, is full of captivating details, such as the colourful houses and a horse and sledge wending its way down the snowy road. Morris’s use of paint is characteristically fluid, and her paint-loaded brush-strokes materialize a strong sense of form in this distinctive Quebec landscape.


Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars


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