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  • Edwin Holgate, La Malbaie (Murray Bay), 1926

    Alan Klinkhoff Gallery is pleased to share with fellow art enthusiasts our research into a particularly fine Edwin Holgate painting and accompanying drawing, which we offered for sale. 

  • Kathleen M. Morris | Hitching Posts, Berthierville, Quebec, circa 1925

    With the exhibition 1920s Modernism in Montreal, The Beaver Hall Group opening at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, it is our intention to complement the exposure the exhibition gives to these fine artists by offering for sale some outstanding and important works by several of these artists at the Alan Klinkhoff Gallery in Toronto and at klinkhoff.ca. 

  • Blog
    February 14, 2014

    Show time

    Show time

    Our aluminium window display panels were installed yesterday and this is the result.  An unintended but striking consequence, as I found out while leaving last night, is that the panels reflect the surrounding environment, blending in and allowing the paintings to "pop" out.

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    February 10, 2014

    Official Opening

    1448 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal

    Our Exhibition & Sale of Important Canadian and International Art will go online March 29 at approximately 12pm with select works on view at the gallery. 

  • A.Y. Jackson's Skeena River Canvases

    Continued discussion regarding our discovery of the important canvas by A.Y. Jackson, "Night on the Skeena River", 1927, has prompted me to write a few additional comments. Prior the re-emergence of "Night on the Skeena River", 1927, the available evidence led us to believe that Jackson had "worked up" six canvases from the sketches he had painted during his trip to the Skeena River in 1926, and a seventh canvas at a later date.  Excluding the later canvas, the figure six was a composite, using titles taken from the various exhibition records of the period, as well as a letter written by A.Y. Jackson to ethnographer Marius Barbeau in June of 1933, a letter in which Jackson listed those works that he considered his most important along with their current owners. At the time we acquired "Night on the Skeena River", 1927, only four of the known Skeena River canvases had been seen by contemporary researchers:

  • July 25 - Important Canadian Art Exhibition & Sale
    Featuring works by James Wilson Morrice, A.Y. Jackson, Philip Surrey, Adrien Hebert and others. On Thursday, July 25, [] will be opening an online exhibition of our latest releases of Important Canadian Art. This special exhibition and sale will be posted on klinkhoff.com at approximately 12pm, with select works on view at the gallery. Please note that all works are subject to prior sale. Buy from Klinkhoff to ensure: Unsurpassed expertise, quality, value-added service and market-leading experience: We have been operating under the same ownership for over 60 years with unique first-hand and proprietary knowledge. By buying from us at a fixed-price, you are assured of reliability, authenticity and quality in what is an excellent group of works of art vetted by respected experts in the field of Canadian and European painting and offered to you the art collector at competitive market prices. Aligned interests: We invest our own money in the works of art we buy and sell, and...
  • "Powerful" Jackson Canvas Sold by Klinkhoff is One of only Five

    A.Y. Jackson produced some magical paintings in the 1920s. Made with a bold, expressionist touch and rich colour on medium-large canvases, his images of landscape, Quebec villages and the homes and poles of the First Nations have a remarkable staying power. Whatever he painted, Jackson's work always involved a modernist re-thinking of lessons he had learned in studies abroad which he combined with a new kind of liberty discovered through contact with Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. While his earlier work had a darker palette and denser composition, in works such as Night on the Skeena River, the forms seem to sing to each other across open space.

  • We are both proud and thrilled to orchestrate the private placement of A.Y. Jackson’s magnificent canvas, “Night on the Skeena River” of 1927 from its original family of owners to a new generation of stewardship. This important composition was originally featured in the iconic exhibition of Canadian West Coast Art, Native and Modern in 1927 at the National Gallery of Canada under the title "Totems, Hazelton, B.C" before being rechristened the following year by Jackson as “Night on the Skeena River”. Although we did not have the pleasure of serving the original owner, who acquired the painting from Dr. Jackson in or before 1933, we have been familiar with the following two generations of the same family. We are always proud to mention our familiarity with Jackson himself, who kindly sold to my late father many of his fine paintings and had an exhibition of his Baffin Island paintings here in 1965.

  • March 28 - Important Canadian Art Exhibition & Sale
    Featuring works by Claude Tousignant, Lawren Harris, Alfred J. Casson, Frederick S. Coburn, John Little and others. On Thursday, March 28, Galerie Walter Klinkhoff will be opening an online exhibition of our latest releases of Important Canadian Art. This special exhibition and sale will be posted on klinkhoff.com at approximately 12pm, with select works on view at the gallery. Please note that all works are subject to prior sale. Buy from Klinkhoff to ensure: Unsurpassed expertise, quality, value-added service and market-leading experience: We have been operating under the same ownership for over 60 years with unique first-hand and proprietary knowledge. By buying from us at a fixed-price, you are assured of reliability, authenticity and quality in what is an excellent group of works of art vetted by respected experts in the field of Canadian and European painting and offered to you the art collector at competitive market prices. Aligned interests: We invest our own money in the works of art...
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    December 22, 2012

    Canadian Art Market in 2012

    Canadian Art Market in 2012

    I will begin this retrospective with the comment that in my career I cannot recall a holiday season as vigorous as this. Contemporary art, the market arguably most affected by global economic concerns, surged to levels we have not recently seen. I am as delighted to report this to our readers as I am for some of our outstanding contemporary artists, who benefit from the well-placed confidence of buyers. I am also proud to announce that 2012 was a record year for sales at Klinkhoff.

  • A Prime Example of a Canadian School Masterpiece by Randolph Stanley Hewton

    In Canadian art, the number of collectible artists is limited and, at least as concerns the 19th Century greats and those up to the pre-World War ll period, their most celebrated works have generally long been in the collections of the major museums, never to return to the marketplace. The iconic stature of the painting I am referring to here, as it relates to the career of the artist, recalls Tom Thomson's "The Jack Pine" or "The West Wind", J.E.H. MacDonald's "The Tangled Garden", Arthur Lismer's "A September Gale, Georgian Bay", Albert Robinson's "Returning from Easter Mass", Clarence Gagnon's "Horse Racing in Winter" or Maurice Cullen's "Winter Night Craig Street", 1899. Although we have sold many major canvases over the years, we cannot recall the last time a commercial art venue in our field had the opportunity to acquire what is likely the definitive masterwork by an artist of the "Canadian School". 

  • Unsurpassed expertise, quality, value-added service and market-leading experience:

    We have been operating under the same ownership for over 60 years with unique first-hand and proprietary knowledge. By buying from us at a fixed-price, you are assured of reliability, authenticity and quality in what is an excellent group of works of art vetted by respected experts in the field of Canadian and European painting and offered to you the art collector at competitive market prices.

  • June 29 Important Canadian Art Special Exhibition & Sale

    On Friday, June 29, Galerie Walter Klinkhoff will be opening an online exhibition of our latest releases of Important Canadian Art. This special exhibition and sale will be posted on klinkhoff.com at approximately 12pm, with select works on view at the gallery. Sellers can maximize value and minimize risks by taking advantage of our proven fixed-price sales. We offer financial guarantees to sellers of outstanding works of art.

  • Did you see this written by Globe and Mail art writer James Adams describing the May 27, 2011 Joyner Waddington’s Canadian Art auction? “A hefty 35 per cent of its offerings - 89 lots - went unsold on Friday, and those that did sell more often than not went for prices at or slightly above their reserve ….” (Toronto Globe & Mail May 28, 2011). And the previous day Mr. Adams wrote about the Sotheby’s Toronto auction sale: “There wasn't much joy among Sotheby's Canada managers and employees at the conclusion of the company's spring sale of important Canadian art Thursday in Toronto. Sotheby's had 198 lots up for live bidding at the Royal Ontario Museum, carrying a total pre-sale estimate of between $4.7-million and $6.9-million. By the time Hugh Hildesley, the New York-based chair of the company's Canadian advisory committee, hammered down the last lot of the evening, he had managed to sell only about 135 of them for a total of slightly more than $4.02-million. And this included the commission that Sotheby's charges on the hammer price of each successful bid (20 per cent on the first $50,000 of the hammer, 15 per cent on the balance).”

  • Lawren Harris, "North Shore, Lake Superior, Pic Island II", one of eight Lawren Harris landscapes offered in the Vancouver auction. Estimated at between $250,000-$350,000, it sold for a hammer price of $230,000.

  • Vancouver auction review On Tuesday night in Vancouver, Eric, Alan and I attended the first of the major spring auctions of important Canadian art. There were few surprises. Post-war and contemporary art continued to receive ever-more attention, however, the somewhat erratic participation of novice buyers and speculators was reflected in unpredictable bidding and sometimes seemingly indiscriminate buying. The market for old master, impressionist and modern Canadian art showed tremendous depth, and the prices reflected their temporary over abundance and an uneven quality of artwork by certain artists. Post-War and Contemporary Our recent private sales of important paintings by Jean Paul Lemieux , William Kurelek and Jean McEwen accurately illustrate the strength of the market for paintings by these artists witnessed in Tuesday’s sale. Here at the gallery we are in the process of acquiring outstanding works by the great, self-taught expressionist Sam Borenstein . His is a market continues to enjoy success. His strong use of colour and vigorous brushwork...
  • Memorable Borenstein Returns After Fifty Years
    Walter Klinkhoff reflected on 'The Pink Bouquet' in his memoirs Sam Borenstein's 'The Pink Bouquet', 13 August, 1960 was described by Walter Klinkhoff in his memoirs and was one of his more memorable and controversial sales. Over fifty years later we are pleased to offer it to a new generation of collectors. In 1993 my now-late grandfather published a collection of his memoirs in a limited edition of 600 copies. In it he reflected on his relationships with artists like A.Y. Jackson , Arthur Lismer , Marc-Aurèle Fortin and important collectors like the Late Kenneth Thomson, John A. MacAuley and E.P. Taylor. At the gallery we are privileged to be able to read his accounts and, on occasion, share a special and relevant anecdote. Those who are familiar with our gallery over the years will have heard of Sam Borenstein . My grandfather was always an enthusiastic supporter of Borenstein's painting. He hosted two selling exhibitions for Borenstein while the...
  • Blog
    January 15, 2011

    Galerie Walter Klinkhoff featured in Ottawa Citizen Destination Guide

    Benita Baker, OTTAWA CITIZEN January 15, 2011

    Why it's worth the drive: This gallery is almost as iconic as the artists it represents. In business since 1950, it sells masterpieces from Group of Seven artists as well as Cornelius KrieghoffJean Paul Lemieux and Jean-Paul Riopelle

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    December 21, 2010

    2010 Year End Review

    The year 2010 has represented a particularly exciting year highlighted both by sales of numerous extraordinary works of art of great quality, and the strides we have made to improve our ability to communicate with our friends and clients, with a view in mind to serving their interests better and to provide other interested parties, be they students, artists and the community at large with an information resource. Obviously, much of this has to be credited to the ongoing development you see at klinkhoff.com, our blog and opportunities to follow us at other social networking including Facebook and Twitter.

  • The Globe and Mail recently interviewed Alan Klinkhoff on the subject of one auction house's controversial new practice of ink-stamping works of art with their commercial details. The following is an excerpt from the article Heffel to stop ink-stamping artworks by James Adams. Alan Klinkhoff agrees. President of Montreal’s venerable Galerie Walter Klinkhoff , he too purchased “a few things” at Heffel’s Nov. 25 sale, including, for $29,250, a 1924 oil on board by A.Y. Jackson . The painting, Jackfish Lake, has two Heffel ink stamps on its back, and Klinkhoff has consulted with a conservator to pay to have them removed as well as those on his other purchases. However, in some instances, he predicts “there will be some residue left in the grain [of the wood panel] or weave of the canvas.” “Tattooing directly on a work of art is a violation ... serving no purpose beyond publicity for the vendor,” Klinkhoff added. “The quality of a fine...
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