Waddington’s Women in Art Online Auction

March 6 – 11, 2021

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RITA LETENDRE, R.C.A.
SENGEI, 1972
acrylic on canvas
signed and dated ’72; also signed, titled and dated ’72 on the reverse
50.5 in x 59.75 in; 128.3 cm x 151.8 cm
Estimate $20,000-$30,000

Overview

In recognition of International Women’s Day, Waddington’s presents an auction celebrating the contributions of female artists, with a focus on Canadian artists.

The auction features examples of printmaking, sculpture, painting, and works on cloth by Canadian artists including Sybil Andrews, Helen McNicoll, Kay Graham, Maryon Kantaroff, Mary Pratt, Joyce Wieland, Wanda Koop, and more.

Writer and curator Tatum Dooley writes that “it is up to us (art-lovers and supporters) to talk about the artists and works that we’re excited about as loudly and often as possible to bolster recognition of Canadian artists—women especially. There’s something exciting about the fact that just because an artist isn’t a household name yet, doesn’t mean that always has to be the case. An artist becomes a household name one household at a time.” Read the rest of Tatum’s essay on our blog.

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BERNICE FENWICK MARTIN
FLORAL STILL LIFE
oil on canvas
signed
16 ins x 20.25 in; 40.6 cm x 51.4 cm
Estimate $1,500-$2,500

View the Gallery

Please visit our website to browse the online gallery for all lots offered in this auction.

Although we are unable to welcome you to in-person previews at this time, we invite you to contact us for additional details, images and condition reports, or virtual consultations.

Consign to Our Upcoming Auctions

We always welcome the opportunity to discuss opportunities to consign to our auctions. Contact us to find out more at canadianart@waddingtons.ca

About Waddington’s

Waddington’s is Canada’s most diversified provider of auction and appraisal services, specializing in Asian, Canadian, Inuit and Indigenous, International and Contemporary Art, as well as Decorative Arts & Design, Fine Jewellery and Fine Wine & Spirits.

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For more information:
Tess McLean
Tel: 416.504.9100
Email: tm@waddingtons.ca
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