Illingworth Kerr Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

(1905 - 1989)

Illingworth "Buck" Kerr was born in Lumsden, Saskatchewan in 1905. He studied at the Central Technical School in Toronto in 1924. From 1924 to 1927 Kerr studied under Arthur Lismer, J.E.H. MacDonald, Frederick Varley, and J.W. Beatty at the Ontario College of Arts. Kerr also studied at the Westminster School of Art in London in 1936, as well as with Hans Hoffman in Provincetown, Massachusetts in 1954. In 1955 and 1957 he attended Emma Lake Workshops. Kerr traveled the Georgian Bay area, Ontario in 1927, and England and France from 1960 to 1961. He taught at the Vancouver School of Art from 1945 to 1946 and was head of the Alberta College of Art from 1947 to 1967. He was a great influence and friend to many artists of that era. As well, from 1952 to 1953, he was president of the Alberta Society of Artists. Kerr was also a member of the Canadian Authors Association; he wrote many short stories and illustrated many publications including his autobiography, Gay Dogs and Dark Horses, in 1946. He received a Canada Council Award in 1960. He painted portraits, the life of Indigenous peoples, urban views, wildlife, and the Prairie and Ontario landscape. He used the media of oil, acrylic, watercolour, charcoal, and ink, as well as woodblock, linoblock, monotype and silkscreen prints.

Consignments

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Historical Sale Highlights

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Fort Gary (Upper Fort)
Lionel Stephenson
oil (11.75x18.75 in) 1867
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Sailboats in the Harbour
Maud Lewis
Oil on Board (11.5x13.5 in) circa 1958
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Canopy of Elms
Vojtech Matousek
Oil on Panel (12x48 in) 2012
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Summer Night Ed./200
Walter Joseph Phillips
Woodblock (7.25x9.75 in) 1931
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Almost Done Now
Allen Sapp
acrylic (24x30 in) 1986
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Indian Church
Emily Carr
Sampson-Matthews Silkscreen (40x30 in) circa 1941
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The Man is Still Working
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (18x24 in) 1976
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Untitled - Laurentian Village
Alexander Young Jackson
Silkscreen (21x26 in) circa 1962
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Grey Day in Lunenburg
Robert Pilot
oil (18x24 in) 1942
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The Butterfly
William Kurelek
oil on panel (14x11 in) 1964
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