Le Groupe Beaver Hall et la famille KlinkhoffMontréal, Toronto
With the important exhibition 1920s Modernism in Montreal, The Beaver Hall Group currently 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 at our Toronto Gallery. The museum’s exhibition is a wonderful and informative one, accompanied by an extensively researched catalogue – one I think 4 or 5 years in preparation. For our part, we would simply like to reiterate how the Klinkhoff family has been singing the praises of the Beaver Hall Group artists and others for decades now by preparing dozens of non-selling exhibitions in their honour, advising collectors to purchase their work, and acting for some of their estates selling their work. Whereas in some cases we may have been a generation removed from the artist himself or herself, in others we, Dad at any rate, was current with many of their careers.
The knowledge accumulated anecdotally from Mom and Dad’s experiences and more than 40 years of our own organizing a number of non-selling exhibitions honouring many of these artists is significant to our understanding of their work.