Canadian Fine Art
November 13 — 18, 2021
Auction begins to close at 7:00 pm ET
Private Collection, Toronto, ON
Born in Victoria in 1925, Willsher-Martel moved to Toronto in 1952 with a view to become an abstract artist. Willsher-Martel developed her own artistic style inspired by the Painters Eleven and Emily Carr, infused with Pointillism and Impressionism. Her works are both romantic and meticulous, resembling four-colour process inks with a Gaussian blur — Seurat but dreamier. Often depicting the trees and landscapes of British Columbia, Willsher-Martel’s mature works are an otherworldly homage to her birthplace.
Waddington’s continues to hold the record for highest price at auction for a Willsher-Martel.
Further reading: Joan Murray, Cosmic Consciousness: the Paintings of Joan Willsher-Martel, 1950-2000 (Gallery Gevik: Toronto, 2000).
Very good condition.
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