William P. Ewen

PRice Range (Hammer PRice)
$1092 - $325,520
1925 - 2002
Painter
William P. Ewen
1925 - 2002
Bio

An influential artist and teacher, Paterson Ewen is best known for his paintings of such natural phenomena as celestial bodies, storms and ice floes. He experimented with numerous tools and materials, in styles and forms ranging from figurative to abstract, expressionist and monochromatic.

With an early interest in science and geology, Ewen studied Fine Arts under John Lyman at McGill University, then under Goodridge Roberts and Arthur Lismer at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. In 1949, he met Francoise Sullivan and soon began exhibiting with Borduas and the Automatistes. He mounted his first New York exhibition in 1956.

Paterson Ewen's work includes Moon over Tobermory, Tidal Wave and Self-portrait. Canada's representative at the 1982 Venice Biennale, he was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art, and a recipient of the Jean A. Chalmers Award.

Notable Collections

Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal
Art Gallery of Ontario
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
London Museum

Avg. Bid vs. Low Estimate
125.00%
The percentage above low estimate collectors have bid in the past 5 years.
1 Year Sales Volume
6
The amount of pieces bought in the last year of this artist.
Sell-Through Rate
27.78%
The percentage of pieces that sell on auction.
Total Sales
$1,420,082.00
Avg. Mid Estimate
$33,152.28
Avg. Hammer Price
$36,412.36
Top Price Realized
$325,520.00
Solo Shows
22
Group Shows
14
Museum Exhibitions
6
7.2
out of 10
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