Toni (Norman) Onley

Canadian (1928 - 2004)

Toni (Norman) Onley was a Canadian painter.
Based on records, Toni (Norman) Onley's estimated art value is C$20,000 (*)

Toni (Norman) Onley's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$10,000 - C$25,000, or even much higher.

From records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to Toni (Norman) Onley (1928-2004) was C$23,400 - paid for "Polar #28" at Heffel in Vancouver on Tue, May 17, 2011. has 331 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$10,000 to C$25,000.

Toni Onley's long association with Kenneth Heffel was highlighted by an important 1981 exhibition held at his gallery on Granville Street. Toni Onley: Major Works from the Sixties was a significant show that focused on the productive early 1960s period of Onley's career and included this engaging piece, Polar #28. The early sixties was a dynamic period in Onley's career as he began with the Polar series of collages influenced by Abstract Expressionism. Dissatisfied with the direction of his paintings at the time, Onley began to rip them up and then proceeded to reassemble the torn pieces into collages. The resulting canvases were powerful mixtures of accidental and purposeful intentions, yet energetic and rhythmical in their composition. Such paintings were enthusiastically received, and a work from the series entitled Polar #1, 1961, resides in the permanent collection of the Tate Modern in London, England.

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