American & Modern Painting Online Auction

February 25, 2016

LOT 78

Lot 78

George Graydon Dyck (1946- 2011)

George Graydon Dyck  (1946- 2011)
Lot 78 Details
George Graydon Dyck (1946- 2011), Canadian/American


Three mixed-media watercolours and gouaches on board; each signed “Dyck” lower right
Each/Overall 59" x 38.25" — 149.9 x 97.2 cm.; 63.5" x 127.5" — 161.3 x 323.9 cm.

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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George Graydon Dyck  (1946- 2011)
  • George Graydon Dyck  (1946- 2011)
  • George Graydon Dyck  (1946- 2011)
  • George Graydon Dyck  (1946- 2011)
  • George Graydon Dyck  (1946- 2011)
  • George Graydon Dyck  (1946- 2011)
  • George Graydon Dyck  (1946- 2011)

Born in Leamington, Ontario, the artist and his wife, Judith, explored many art scenes over the years, living in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and Winnipeg. Over his 45 year career, he did thousands of paintings and created hundreds of car and figure movement sculptures. His paintings are in many private and public collections across Canada and the U.S. He was known for being a painter of Cars and Stars and had many a muse, namely 1940s American cars and a fine group of ladies, including Diana Ross, Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Tallulah Bankhead,
Bette Davis, Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford. He also painted many others,
including Martin Luther King, Jr., Winston Churchill and Golda Meir.

Graydon loved music, especially Motown and saw many of the greats perform in Detroit and Chicago in his teenage years.

In 1984, the artist was commissioned to paint a mural of nudes and figure movements in the women's powder room of the famous Limelight Nightclub in New York. As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on December 22, 2011


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LOT 78

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
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  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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