Suzor-Cote

  • Lilas Canadien (Lilacs), 1897

    The exquisite Suzor-Coté, Lilas Canadien, painted shortly before Suzor returned to pursue his studies in Paris, demonstrates the aesthetic effect of technique the artist learned from one of his masters in Paris, the important Barbizon painter Henri Harpignies.

  • Fine Selection of Suzor-Cotés on Display in Toronto Gallery

    When Suzor-Coté returned to Arthabaska in June of 1894 after three years of art study in Paris, it was clear that he was doing so as an artist truly accomplished in his field.  In fact, it is noteworthy that he was honoured with the acceptance of work to exhibit at the Salon de la société des artistes français, an important annual juried exhibition in France. Certainly one of the finest Suzor-Coté paintings of 1894 that we have sold, Still Life with Lilies, will attest to his level of mastery at the date.

  • 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...
  • 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.

  • Blog
    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.

  • Canadian Landscape Painting by Percy Woodcock

    Percy Woodcock was one of the accomplished Canadian artists that Sir William Van Horne (called “the greatest of all Canada’s art collectors” (1)) engaged, offering complimentary transportation and some expenses. Van Horne "inaugurated an unusual promotional scheme when he decided that the Canadian Pacific should scatter paintings of the Rockies throughout eastern Canada..." (2). The mogul had a view in mind to having artists paint the magnificent and powerful views of the Rockies where the railway was forging beyond to connect the country from east to west without interruption.

  • When Suzor-Coté returned to Arthabaska in June of 1894 after three years of art study in Paris it was clear that he was doing so as an artist truly accomplished in his field. In fact it is noteworthy that he was honoured with the acceptance of work to exhibit at the Salon de la société des artistes français, an important annual juried exhibition. Certainly one of the finest Suzor-Coté paintings of 1894 that we have sold, "Still Life with Lilies", will attest to his level of mastery at the date.

  • Blog
    July 29, 2009

    Sell Privately and Avoid the Risk of Selling Canadian Art at Auction

    An Overview of the '09 Auction Results
    Sell Privately and Avoid the Risk of Selling Canadian Art at Auction

    I cannot recall an auction season when two salesrooms were unable to sell their catalogue cover picture! Certainly, an overview of the results of four auction sales of Canadian art held in May and June shows rather lackluster prices with some obvious exceptions that, although limited in number, were the subject of press releases distributed by the auction houses. 

  • On Saturday, August 1 Galerie Walter Klinkhoff will be hosting the latest in our series of Important Canadian Art sales. The exhibition will feature excellent paintings by important Canadian artists A.Y. Jackson , Randolph Hewton , Anne Savage , Frederick Hutchison , John Little , René Richard , John Fox , Tom Roberts , and F.S. Coburn . The sale will be conducted in conjunction with a sale fine paintings by one of Canada's foremost late 19th century artists, Marc-Aurèle Suzor-Coté . A rare Suzor-Coté masterpiece, 'Adolescents lisant' (Adolescents reading), 1896 will be available for purchase. We continue to accept important paintings and sculpture to include in this fixed price sale. To any potential sellers of very fine works of art we encourage you to contact us for a free and confidential consultation.
  • Having just returned from attending three auction sales held over a period of less than one week when two of the three houses left their catalogue cover paintings unsold and the third, although not the cover picture, the lot anticipated to be the most costly offering, did not meet its reserve, I find a Canadian relevance and wisdom to a couple of quotes I read recently in a New York paper: "Even institutions like the Museum of Modern Art are avoiding auctions.... There’s an element of uncertainty with an auction that in this climate makes it more prudent to sell privately", said Ann Temkin, chief curator in the department of painting and sculpture at MoMA. 

  • Souren Melikian, in The International Herald Tribune of March 20 2009, reported on the 239 art dealer supported Maastricht art fair, one which focuses primarily on Old Master pictures ... ''Business is blooming against all odds in the art market when the rest of the world economy shrinks. As the 22nd European Fine Art Fair, which closes on Sunday, opened its doors to the private viewing on March 12, the rush of hundreds of well-heeled prospective buyers to get in first was as feverish as ever. Transactions were concluded there and then at prices that would not have been higher the previous year. .... Maastricht could have been on another planet where no one had heard of the subprime crisis."

  • Blog
    March 1, 2009

    Sculpture: Questions of Authenticity and Provenance

    The Curious Case of Multiples in Art

    The application of this concept to unique works of art, paintings for instance, is self-evident and popularly accepted. When applied to works of art done in multiples, that is prints, photographs and sculpture for instance, "authenticity" is more ambiguous. The fundamental issues are quality of supply and quantity of supply. 

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    September 12, 1998

    The Klinkhoff Legacy

    Special to the Gazette THE GAZETTE, MONTREAL Saturday, September 12, 1998
    A gallery founder’s sons pay homage to his memory, offering a rare, impressive look at Montreal’s past. BY DOROTA KOZINSKA - Special to the Gazette THE GAZETTE, MONTREAL Saturday, September 12, 1998 'Our todays and yesterdays are the blocks with which we build,' the poet Longfellow wrote. For Walter Klinkhoff, founder of one of the oldest art galleries in Montreal, most of those days were spent building a business that is now woven into the history of this city. In homage to their father, who died last year at the age of 78, and in keeping with a decades-long tradition he initiated, sons Eric and Alan are presenting a non-sale exhibition of Canadian masters, and many of them are a rare treat indeed. Like signposts on Klinkhoff’s long and rich career, the paintings selected are imbued with more than just the esteem of history. They illustrate the many fascinating relationships he established, both with important collectors and well-known artists. He...
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    September 18, 1993

    Teaching Takes Precedence Over Selling at Klinkhoff show

    The Gazette, Montreal September 18, 1993 - p. J5

    Every September for the past two decades or so, Galerie Walter Klinkhoff does something unheard of in the world of commercial galleries: it puts on a museum-quality exhibition in which absolutely nothing is for sale. The idea behind these retrospective exhibitions is to take a look at a Quebec artist who has either slipped from public view or to pay tribute to an artist who never received the recognition that he or she should have received in the first place.