Canadian Fine Art Auction

May 25, 2015

LOT 124
JOHN IVOR SMITH
  • JOHN IVOR SMITH
  • JOHN IVOR SMITH

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JOHN IVOR SMITH

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cast stone, set on black laminate base

height including base 59 ins; 149.9 cms
height excluding base 11.5 ins; 29.2 cms

Estimate $2,500-$3,000

Realised: $4,484
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

John Ivor Smith studied under Jacques de Tonnancour and Arthur Lismer.

According to Colin MacDonald, the influence of Italian sculptors Marino Marini and Manzu, to which Smith would have been exposed during travels to Italy, are evident in his work with its simplified figures and flowing lines.

Literature:

Colin S. MacDonald, A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Volume Eight, Part One, Canadian Paperbacks Publishing Ltd., Ottawa, 2006, page 651.

Provenance:

Private Collection, U.S.A.