Arthur Shilling Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

(1941 - 1986)

The work of painter and draughtsman Arthur Shilling is distinguished for flowering during the resurgence of First Nations artistic activity in the 1960s, yet employing none of the newly-flourishing styles. Instead, Shilling melded European influences into a unique expression of his Ojibwa worldview which would become increasingly important after he reached a personal turning point in 1980. Shilling was a natural colourist and continual experimenter, whose representational works - often portraits - were rendered with a vivid characteristic palette and later in formats which would transcend European conventions (i.e. multiple figures, totem formats). Shilling attended the New School of Art and the Ontario College of Art and in 1967, was presented with the Canadian Centennial Medal.

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We are currently seeking works by A. Shilling to be included in future collections. If you are interested in selling works by A. Shilling visit our valuation submission page for more information.

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Historical Sale Highlights

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Straphangers 20/50
Sybil Andrews
lino-cut prints (11.25x14.25 inch) 1929
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Summer Idyll
Walter Joseph Phillips
wood block prints (21.75x12.25 in) 1926
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Talking to the Animals
Norval Morrisseau
Acrylic (16x60 in)
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Austrian Gendarmes Rifle
William Kurelek
Pen and Ink on Paper (11x13.5 in) 1971
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Thunderers
Frank Johnston
oil on panel (10.5x13.25 in) 1920
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Mining Town, Northern Ontario, Cobalt
Frederick Grant Banting
oil on panel (8.5x10.5 in) 1932
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Going to Sell the Wood
Allen Sapp
acrylic (30x48 in) 1972
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Spring Melt
Robert N. Hurley
watercolour (11x15.5 in) 1963
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Yellow Sky
Robert N. Hurley
watercolour (10.25x14.5 in) 1974
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Indians Bivouac
Cornelius Krieghoff
oil (12x18 in) 1856
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