Charles Bronfman’s Claridge Collection – Canadian Fine Art

November 06, 2013

LOT 115
JACK VANDER WAL
  • JACK VANDER WAL

115

JACK VANDER WAL

#4, AUGUST 1988

oil on canvas
signed, dated; signed, titled, dated on reverse
56 ins x 46 ins; 142.2 cms x 116.8 cms

Estimate $1,200-$1,800

Realised: $1,440
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Jack Vander Wal was born in 1924 in Leewarden, Holland. Growing up in a strict business environment, he took an early interest in painting in his youth as a means of creative release. As there was very little opportunity to make a living in Holland after World War II, Vander Wal immigrated to Canada in 1952, supporting his family as a farm worker in Alberta. He was, however, haunted by the destruction and devastation of the war, and painted for solace in his spare time.

Vander Wal had his first exhibition in 1964 and has since exhibited across Canada, in the United States and France. His paintings are found in public and corporate collections across Canada. In 1974, Vander Wal moved to the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, where he has painted prolifically ever since.