Above: Frederick Grant Banting (1891 – 1941)
Cowley Abbott‘s semi-annual Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art is happening on Tuesday, November 19 at Toronto’s Gardiner Museum, which is a lovely spot for it. If you are thinking “why don’t I know this Cowley Abbott company?” well, you might! It’s former name was Consignor Canadian Fine Art… The auction house is now under the monikers of its principals, Canadian auction industry veterans Rob Cowley and Lydia Abbott.
The Auction will see key works by Canada’s preeminent historical and post-war artists, many of which will be going under the hammer for the first time.
Among the auction highlights is a rare work by Canadian scientist, physician, painter and Nobel Prize recipient Sir Frederick Banting.. the man who helped to discover Insulin! Jean Paul Lemieux’s Basse messe, dimanche (Low Mass, Sunday), multiple key works by William Kurelek will be featured, and a piece from Emily Carr.
Senior Canadian Art Specialist Rob Cowley joined Mark Wigmore on The Oasis with more info…
Listen to the interview: