BlogDecember 19, 2020

Notable Events of 2020

On behalf of our family and team, I would like to extend to you our gratitude for your support during this challenging year.


Our family has always sought to develop a welcoming and informative visiting experience to the galleries in Montreal, Toronto and at Making our gallery more accessible has always been at the heart of our mission as a small family business. For over 70 years, our family has been committed to sharing our passion for art. Since the early 1970s Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc. organized annual non-selling retrospective exhibitions as a means to share original research and promote further study and appreciation of Canadian artists. 


Recent developments of our gallery under Alan Klinkhoff Gallery, including the opening and expansion of our Toronto location, continued investments in our Montreal gallery and the frequent enhancements to our online platform have enabled us to share our accumulation of experience in the marketplace and our vetted selection of paintings with even more people. 


We continue to strive to improve your art-buying and selling experience and to remain at the forefront of our industry. In part, that is why Alan Klinkhoff Gallery was the first art gallery in Canada offering classic fine art to offer the transparency of pricing. We also continue to add to Learn, our online art education platform, which has hundreds of original research articles written by Canada's leading art academics.


Although this year's most Notable Events took place primarily online, their visibility and accessibility to all, from Cape Breton, N.S., to Victoria B.C., and beyond, was greater than ever. 


We are looking forward to 2021 and optimistically, to your visits to our galleries in the New Year. 


From our family to yours, season's greetings and a healthy New Year.


Here is a list Notable Events from 2020

March - The Collection of Mitzi and Mel Dobrin

The Collection of Mitzi and Mel Dobrin, the finest single-family collection a Canadian gallery has offered for sale in a generation, opens at Alan Klinkhoff Gallery.


August - The World of Laughter by Claude Le Sauteur

The World of Laughter, a sold out exhibition dedicated to Claude Le Sauteur's historic collaboration with the world-renowned Just For Laughs Festival. 


October - 2020 Fall Catalogued Sale

Sale valued at over $12,000,000 published online and in a 162-page deluxe printed catalogue distributed internationally.


A Selection of Notable Sales


Emily Carr 1871-1945

The Bounce of Spring, 1936-1937 (circa)

Oil on canvas

24 x 33 in

61 x 83.8 cm


The Collection of Mitzi & Mel Dobrin


Tom Thomson 1877-1917

Algonquin Evening, 1915 (Fall)

Oil on wood

8 1/4 x 10 1/2 in

21 x 26.7 cm


The Collection of Mitzi & Mel Dobrin


David Milne 1881-1953

Tree Pattern (Boston Corners, N.Y.), 1916 (May-June)

Oil on canvas

17 7/8 x 19 7/8 in

45.5 x 50.5 cm 


Property of a Prominent Montreal Collection


James Wilson Morrice 1865-1924

Public Gardens, Venice, 1903 (circa)

Oil on canvas

23 1/2 x 31 in

59.7 x 78.7 cm


The Collection of Mitzi & Mel Dobrin


Clarence A. Gagnon 1881-1942

Crossing the Ice, Quebec, 1920 circa

8 5/8 x 11 1/4 in

21.9 x 28.6 cm



Maurice Cullen 1866-1934

Lower Town, Quebec, 1896 (circa)

Oil on canvas board 

7 1/2 x 10 5/8 in

19 x 27 cm



A.Y. Jackson 1882-1974

Early Spring, Quebec, 1926

Oil on canvas

24 x 32 in

61 x 81.3 cm


The Collection of Mitzi & Mel Dobrin


Marc-Aurèle Fortin 1888-1970

Landscape, St. Laurent, Île d'Orléans, 1938 or 1939

Oil on hardboard

38 1/2 x 48 in

97.8 x 121.9 cm



The Collection of Mitzi & Mel Dobrin


David Milne 1881-1953

Store Fronts (New York), 1914-15

Oil on canvas

24 1/4 x 26 in

61.6 x 66 cm


The Collection of Mitzi & Mel Dobrin


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