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

April 21, 2015

LOT 166
JORDAN VAN SEWELL
  • JORDAN VAN SEWELL

166

JORDAN VAN SEWELL

TROUBLE OVER PARADISE

ceramic
12" x 18" x 15" — 30.5 x 45.7 x 38.1 cm.
incised signature and dated 1985

Estimate $600-$900

Realised: $570
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

From another collection


JORDAN VAN SEWELL

Jordan Van Sewell was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. By age 15 he was already employed as a redcap for Canadian Pacific Railways and at 18 was a brakeman riding freight trains in Saskatchewan.. He worked for CP throughout his training at the Fine Art faculty at the University of Manitoba where he graduated in 1979.

Van Sewell left the railroad after completing his studies and made his career as a studio artist. He has created a personal iconography in his ceramic figures which embody his own feeling of nostalgia for that time when "magic" abounded. His characters, sitting staring into space, are pondering the same questions of modern life which concern us all. His sculptures are found in many collections, both private and corporate, including Great-West life Assurance, the Government of Manitoba, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Selected Corporate, Private and Public Collections

Claridge Collection, Montreal, QC
Government of Manitoba
Great West Life Assurance
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Selected Links

jordanvanswell.com

Provenance:

Purchased directly from the artist