No Blank Walls

June 2530, 2022
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LOT 47

Lot 47

Ronald York Wilson (1907-1984)

Ronald York Wilson (1907-1984)
Lot 47 Details
Ronald York Wilson (1907-1984), Canadian

KATHY, 1973

Litho (grease) crayon on paper; titled lower right, signed and dated /73 lower right.
Sight 21.5 ins x 16.5 ins; 54.4 cms x 41.7 cms; Framed 30.25 ins x 24.25 ins; 76.8 cms x 61.6 cms

Estimate $200-$250

Realised: $168
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Ronald York Wilson (1907-1984)
  • Ronald York Wilson (1907-1984)
  • Ronald York Wilson (1907-1984)
  • Ronald York Wilson (1907-1984)

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB;
Deaccessioned to benefit art purchases at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery


Ronald York Wilson was a well-known muralist and painter but is perhaps best known for his geometric art produced later in life. His mural commissions included projects for Montreal’s McGill University and the Imperial Oil building in Toronto (now retro-fitted as a condominium).

Beginning in the 1950s, Wilson enjoyed several trips to Mexico. This "No Blank Walls" auction includes four of the artist’s life drawing studies, several of which were executed during Wilson’s Mexican sojourns.


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LOT 47

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