Lot # 022
Canadian Post~War & Contemporary Art Live auction

Ivan Kenneth Eyre
RCA 1935 - Canadian

Uplands
acrylic on canvas
signed and on verso titled
56 x 79 in  142.2 x 200.6cm

Provenance:
An Important Corporate Collection, Vancouver

Ivan Eyre's enigmatic depictions of the prairie landscape are created from memories, from an inner vision and from his own unique manner of looking at the land. Born in Tullymet, Saskatchewan, he trained under Ernest Lindner at the Saskatoon Technical Collegiate and then with Eli Bornstein at the University of Saskatchewan. The prairie has always been a prime visual source for his work, which is usually large, often mysterious, and always meticulously painted. His prairiescapes convey a sense of the variety of abstract patterns that one can see in the prairie landscape, including segments of differing texture, colour and light that interlock and relate to one another in rhythmic ways. In Uplands, we feel both nearness and the wide expanse of distance. There is warm brown stubble, a swathe of greener growth and a swirl of chalky white ground that juts into the middle of the work and leads our eye into the distance, perhaps an exposed patch of salinous earth resisting the erosion of the land around it.

Estimate: $40,000 ~ $60,000 CAD  
Sold for: $318,600 CAD (including Buyer's Premium)

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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