LADIES FANCY DANCE, 1980
20 ins x 24 ins; 50.8 cms x 61 cms
March 15, 2018
Price Realised: $9,000
A member of the ‘Indian Group of Seven’, Janvier is one of the most significant pioneering aboriginal artists in Canada, and as such has influenced many generations of aboriginal artists.
Born on 28 February 1935 in Le Goff Reserve, Cold Lake Indian Reserve (now Cold Lake First Nations), Alberta, Alex Janvier has made an enormous contribution to art in Canada, and his long and prolific career has added much to the cultural fabric of the nation.
A Member of the Order of Canada, Alberta Order of Excellence and Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, he has achieved a level of success that is exemplified by the number of public collections that hold his works, as well as awards and important commissions.
Enthusiastically collected in his home province of Alberta, the artist’s works can be found in galleries and private collections across Canada, and around the world. Janvier’s paintings have had international exposure since the very beginning of his career, when he won a prize in an exhibition at the Vatican in Rome in 1950. International audiences admired his mural for the Indians of Canada Pavilion at Expo 67 in Montreal as well as his works shown at solo and group exhibitions since the 1970s in Canada and in other countries such as Belgium, China, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and the USA.
TINY HOLDER (FROM LIFE’S SCRABBLE SERIES)
signed, dated 1994, titled, and further inscribed “Life’s Scrabble Series / 12’ [sic] circle watercolor/rag paper” in pencil on the reverse
diameter 13" — 33 cm.
May 30, 2017
signed; signed, titled, dated ca. 1980 and inscribed “CLW-2” on the reverse, grime and staining on the surface of the artwork, sold “as is” and not subject to return
diameter 23.75 ins; 59.4 cms
June 06, 2013