Guido Molinari

PRice Range (Hammer PRice)
$1032 - $228,180
1933 - 2004
Painter
Guido Molinari
1933 - 2004
Bio

Molinari studied briefly at the School of Design at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (1950-51), and began making drawings and paintings combining automatic methods with a disciplined approach. He was a leader in the development of a rigorous colour abstraction in Montreal. Characteristic of his paintings in the 1960s were vertical, hard-edged bands of colour. Pictorial space in these paintings was created by the spectator's perception of the shifting and mixing of the colours.

More recently, colour in his work had been reduced to very dark values, and rather than narrow bands, the paintings were divided into 2 to 5 large vertical sections. In 1956 Molinari was a founding member of the Association des artistes non-figuratifs de Montreal. He exhibited at the Biennale in Venice in 1968, where he was awarded the David E. Bright Foundation prize. In 1977 he participated in the Paris Biennale, and in 1980 he was awarded the Paul-Emile Borduas Prize by the Quebec government.

Molinari, who taught at Concordia University until 1997, exerted a powerful influence on younger artists, through his teaching, his theoretical writing and his opinions, firmly held and strongly stated.

Notable Collections

Art Gallery of Ontario
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
National Gallery of Canada
Simon Fraser University Collection
Vancouver Art Gallery
Mackenzie Art Gallery
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Quebec Museum of Fine Arts
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Avg. Bid vs. Low Estimate
169.00%
The percentage above low estimate collectors have bid in the past 5 years.
1 Year Sales Volume
29
The amount of pieces bought in the last year of this artist.
Sell-Through Rate
44.68%
The percentage of pieces that sell on auction.
Total Sales
$2,063,310.00
Avg. Mid Estimate
$18,603.11
Avg. Hammer Price
$26,452.69
Top Price Realized
$228,180.00
Solo Shows
1
Group Shows
4
Museum Exhibitions
10
9.7
out of 10
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