Concrete Contemporary Art Online Auction

April 13, 2017

LOT 50
CATHERINE YOUNG BATES, R.C.A. (1934-)
  • CATHERINE YOUNG BATES, R.C.A. (1934-)
  • CATHERINE YOUNG BATES, R.C.A. (1934-)
  • CATHERINE YOUNG BATES, R.C.A. (1934-)

50

CATHERINE YOUNG BATES, R.C.A. (1934-)

SUNSET I

oil on board
signed, titled and inscribed on the reverse; dated 2001 on gallery label
45 ins x 72 ins; 114.3 cms x 182.9 cms

Estimate $700-$900

Realised: $1,020
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Passionate emotion and lively movement are characteristics of Catherine Young Bates’s evocative representational works. Bates is famous for her contemporary rendering of landscapes, done in the studio as well as on site, and the myth of Icarus, who she uses as an allegory for the “environmental overreach of human beings.” She uses bold colors of tube oils and pigment sticks on canvas to create single and sectional format paintings. Guest curator at  Yvonne L. Bombardier, Monique Nadeau-Saumier explains “... [Bates’s] landscapes reveal intangible elements such as wind, breath and motion…”

Bates has had a long career as a prolific painter, art critic and poet. She received her education at the University of Toronto, the Maryland Institute, and Oxford.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Toronto
Roberts Gallery Ltd., Toronto