Charles Bronfman’s Claridge Collection – Canadian Fine Art

November 06, 2013

LOT 164

Lot 164


Lot 164 Details


mixed media on wood
signed; signed, titled, dated 1992 on reverse
80 ins x 24 ins; 203.2 cms x 61 cms

Estimate $1,500-$2,000

Realised: $1,560
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Conrad Furey was born in Baie Verte, Newfoundland, in 1954. He studied commercial art in St. John’s and moved to Ontario, where he attended the creative arts program at Sheridan College, Brampton. He settled in Hamilton, Ontario, working as a curator at the Canvas Gallery, and as a set designer for television before turning full-time to his art. He became involved in the Hamilton art community, participating in the “Creative Artists in the Schools” Program of the Ontario Arts Council. Conrad was also one of the founding members of the Tiger Group, which included Bill Powell, Rick Cook, Wayne Allen and Gundar Robez until 1980.

Furey described himself as a self-taught artist “pulled into expression by instinct rather than learned technique,” and said he had rebelled against what little formal training he had had. His work was primarily inspired by the memories of his childhood in Newfoundland. He created a number of large-scale murals and religious works in Hamilton and Newfoundland


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LOT 164

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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