Charles Bronfman’s Claridge Collection Auction: Part V: Decorative Arts

April 21, 2015

LOT 115
ENID LEGROS-WISE (1943 - ), R.C.A.
  • ENID LEGROS-WISE (1943 - ), R.C.A.


ENID LEGROS-WISE (1943 - ), R.C.A.


3" x 3.5" x 3" — 7.6 x 8.9 x 7.6 cm.
incised signature, circa 1987

Estimate $200-$300

Realised: $192
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

ENID LEGROS-WISE (1943 - ), R.C.A.

Enid Legros-Wise, a native of Gaspé, is recognized across Canada as a pioneer in the use of porcelain.

Enid Legros-Wise was born in 1943 in the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. She received her diploma at the École des Beaux Arts in Montreal in1964 and studied at the Institut des Arts Appliqués. She continued on to do post-graduate research on a scholarship at the studio of Francine DelPierre, in Paris, France. Legros-Wise returned to Canada after her studies and established her studio at Paspebiac, in her native Gaspé.

Legros-Wise has received several prestigious awards throughout her career, including two Croix de Chevalier in France, the Sarajevo Prize from the First World Triennial of Small Ceramics in Yugoslavia, and the Gaspesian Cultural Merit Award 1996. In 2007 she was made a member of the prestigious Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. She has participated in several solo and group exhibitions in Canada and Japan, and her work is included in several prominent corporate and public collections. Enid Legros-Wise lives and works in the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec.

Selected Corporate, Private and Public Collections

Burlington Arts Center, ON
Claridge Collection, Montreal, QC

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2014 Seduced by Clay, Gallery Lambton, Grand-Bend, ON
2012 l’ArtCADIE, University of Maine at Fort Kent campus, Maine
2007 Seduced by Clay, Burlington Arts Center, Ontario
2003 The Artful Teapot, The George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, ON
2002 FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON
2001 FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics, The Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK
2000 FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
1998 FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics, Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
1997 FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics, Burlington Art Centre, ON
1996 The World of Enid Legros-Wise, Musée de la Gaspesie, Gaspe, QC
1996 Recent Acquisitions '95, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, ON
1995 Enid Legros-Wise, Musée Acadien du Québec a Bonaventure, QC
1994 Containment: The Space Within, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
1993 Celebratory Bowl (group exhibition), Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
Tea Party Three, Prime Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
Circumnavigation (solo exhibition), Burlington Art Centre, ON

Selected Links
Virtual Museum - Enid Legros-Wise


Purchased directly from the artist