Klinkhoff Remembers 45 Years with the Beaver Hall Women
On May 20, 1964, just before departing for her summer retreat at Strawberry Hill, Nora Collyer wrote to Walter Klinkhoff: "This is just to thank you for having the exhibition of my paintings, and to acknowledge the cheque for $683...". The Nora Collyer exhibition at Klinkhoff ran from April 20 to May 2, 1964. At that time, prices ranged from $90 for a small panel to $420 for the largest canvas. In '64, even at these modest prices, paintings by the Beaver Hall artists were difficult to sell.
In addition to selling the ccasional painting by these artists, Galerie Walter Klinkhoff also promoted them with it's annual non-selling exhibitions, the first dedicated to one of the Beaver Hall women taking place in June of 1976 in honour of Kathleen Morris, an event that the artist attended. Then, in 1980, the gallery hosted a retrospective exhibition to celebrate Prudence Heward, one of the great Canadian artists of her generation. This was followed by retrospectives for Ethel Seath (1987), Mabel Lockerby (1989), Sarah Robertson (1991), Anne Savage (1992), Lilias Torrance Newton (1995), a second for Kathleen Morris (2003) and two for the group as a collective (1999 & 2007).
Wayside Cross, Cap-à-l'Aigle (oil on panel, 12 x 14) was exhibited in Galerie Walter Klinkhoff's Nora Collyer exhibition and sale in 1964.