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

April 21, 2015

LOT 177
CONSTANCE JEFFERESS (1929 - )
  • CONSTANCE JEFFERESS (1929 - )

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CONSTANCE JEFFERESS (1929 - )

CAPE FOR CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH

fabric
length 52" — 132.1 cm.
signed with stitched label in black thread

Estimate $200-$300

Realised: $132
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:



CONSTANCE JEFFERESS (1929 - )

“My current work is an extension of what I’ve been doing all along - developing graphic images and pattern making. Over the years, these activities have evolved from book illustration and the graphic arts to screen-printing fabric lengths and dyeing fabrics, some that will serve as covers on my handmade books.”

- Constance Jefferess -

Constance (Connie) Jefferess was born in London, Ontario in 1929. She worked for a number of years in advertising and publishing in both Toronto and London, Ontario, before teaching commercial art and textile design at Bealart Secondary School in London from 1963 to 1987. Throughout her artistic career Jefferess has studied with many internationally recognized textile artists including Theo Moorman, Jan Beaney, Jean Littlejohn, and Jean Draper. She has taught several embroidery workshops and given lectures as well as exhibited throughout Ontario and has been awarded many liturgical commissions. Jefferess lives in London, Ontario.

Selected Corporate, Private and Public Collections

Claridge Collection, Montreal, QC
H.B. Beal Secondary School, London, ON
London Regional Art Gallery, ON
McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London, ON
Museum London, London, ON
Sir Adam Beck Secondary School

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1986 The Magic Flute and Other Printed Fabrics, Ontario Craft Council
1977 Silent Companions, The McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
1971 Nancy Poole Gallery, Toronto, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 Marianne Fisher, Nancy Latchford & Connie Jefferess, Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery, London, ON
1995 Threadworks, Wellington County Museum and Archives, Fergus, ON
1993 The Art of the Needle, Wellington County Museum and Archives, Fergus, ON
1991 Fibre Fireworks ’91, London Regional Art and Historical Museusm, ON
1989 Liturgical Arts Festival, Cathedral Church of St. James, Toronto, ON
1987-88 Sleep Well, Wake to Sunshine, London Regional Art and Historical Museums, ON
1985 The Uncommon Quilt, McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
1983 The Craftsman Designs Fashion Show, London Regional Art Gallery, ON
1982 Magic in Stitches, Middle Earth Gallery, London, ON
1981 Ceremonial Objects for the Jewish Home, Or Shalom Synagogue, London, ON
Celebration: Canadian Embroiders’ Guild Show, London Regional Art Gallery, ON
1980 Woodstock Art Gallery Embroidery Show, ON
1979 Design ’79, Woodstock Art Gallery, ON
1978 Texture, London Regional Art Gallery, ON
Miniature Embroidery Show, London Regional Art Gallery, ON
1976 London Regional Art Gallery, ON
1975 London Artists Now, London City Center, ON
1968-1970 Nancy Poole Gallery, Toronto, ON
1968 London Collects, London Regional Art Gallery, ON
1966-1969 Art Mart, London Regional Art Gallery, ON
1966 London Regional Art Gallery, ON

Selected Commissions

Festival of the Arts production of Facade, London Regional Art Gallery, ON
London Courhouse: woven wall hanging
Rev. R. Caudle, four liturgical stoles
Rev. J. Sisson, two liturgical stoles
St. Martins in the Fields, one liturgical stole
St. James (Westminster) Anglican Church, London, ON; one liturgical stole, Tree of Life Wall Hanging

Provenance:

Purchased directly from the artist