No Blank Walls
June 25 — 30, 2022
Auction begins to close at 2:00 pm ET
Ronald York Wilson (1907-1984)
Lot 47 Details
Ronald York Wilson (1907-1984), Canadian
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
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.