Ulysse Comtois

Canadian (1931 - 1999)

Ulysse Comtois was a Canadian painter.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Ulysse Comtois's estimated art value is C$50,000 (*)

Ulysse Comtois's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$25,000 - C$100,000, or even much higher.

From ArtValue.ca records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to Ulysse Comtois (1931-1999) was C$62,400 - paid for "Matière - Lumière" at Waddington's in Toronto on Mon, May 30, 2016.
ArtValue.ca has 146 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$25,000 to C$100,000.

Heffel Auction House Biography and Notes

This vibrant oil on board by Ulysse Comtois reveals the artist's desire to combine aspects of the Automatist and Plasticien movements, displaying the expressive touch of the former as well as the linear structure of the latter. Bold horizontal bands of rich yellow, red, green and black are repeated sequentially, echoing the works of Plasticien painters such as Fernand Leduc and those associated with them, such as Guido Molinari and Claude Tousignant. However, Comtois's energetic and visible use of the paintbrush adds texture and a distinct Automatist spirit to the overall composition. His refusal to adhere to a single artistic movement is manifest here. Moreover, Comtois rejected the idea of limiting oneself to a single medium, which is why he is known for both his paintings and his sculptural works. Although a distinct endeavour, his sculptures allowed him to research the possibilities of movement and dynamism that were eventually integrated into his paintings. Untitled is a fine example of how he transcended the two-dimensional constraint of the canvas to create a highly energetic and engaging painting.

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