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  Automatistes & Abstract Expressionists  

We buy and sell paintings by the Automatistes and other artists practising forms of abstract expressionism. For a confidential inquiry, contact us at or call us in Montreal at 514.284.9339, or in Toronto at 416.233.0339.

  • Marcel Barbeau
  • Léon Bellefleur
  • Paul-Émile Borduas
  • Jack Bush
  • Charles Gagnon
  • Jean McEwen
  • Jean-Paul Riopelle
  • Marcelle Ferron
  • Pierre Gauvreau
  • Fernand Leduc
  • Jean-Paul Mousseau

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    Paul-Émile Borduas remembered by Walter Klinkhoff

    In Paris, Borduas was living in his studio where he had a mattress on the floor in the corner. He painted at that time enormous black and white abstractions and occasionally some of more manageable dimensions, which I bought. Obviously hard up for money, Borduas never tried to sell and did not really like to part with any of his work. The last picture I bought was a 20" x 24" canvas. A Montreal architect borrowed it. He had been a good customer, but of late, having already too many pictures, he usually brought back what he took. The price was $375, and the day after he took it the papers reported the sudden death of the artist. This time I did not get the picture back and years later it was resold for a very high price.

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    Jean-Paul Riopelle, R.C.A. (1923-2002)
    Untitled, 1951
    Oil on canvas 21 1/4" x 25 1/2"
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    Paul-Émile Borduas, R.C.A. (1905-1960)
    "The Tomb of the Deceased Cathedral", 1949
    Oil on canvas 25.1/2" x 31.3/4" (Sold)
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    Charles Gagnon (1934-2003)
    "Big Freeze", 1962
    Oil on masonite 33" x 27" (Sold)
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    Jack Bush (1909-1977)
    "Come Along", December 1976
    Acrylic on canvas 30 1/2" x 54" (Sold)
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    Jean McEwen (1923-1999)
    "Red Entrelac"
    Oil on canvas 30" x 24" (Sold)
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    Léon Bellefleur (1910-2007)
    "Les neiges pollen", 1956
    Oil on canvas 27 1/2" x 33 1/4" (Sold)
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