John William (J.W.) Beatty

Canadian (1869 - 1941)

John William (J.W.) Beatty was a Canadian painter.
Based on records, John William (J.W.) Beatty's estimated art value is C$20,000 (*)

John William (J.W.) Beatty's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$5,000 - C$250,000, or even much higher.

From records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to John William (J.W.) Beatty (1869-1941) was C$222,300 - paid for "Canoe Lake, Algonquin Park" at Heffel in Vancouver on Wed, Jun 17, 2009. has 278 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$5,000 to C$250,000.

Heffel Auction House Biography and Notes

John Beatty's depiction of winter in the Laurentians is a serene and masterful work of art. The warmth of palette and subtle evening light show us Beatty at his finest. In his early life Beatty traveled to Paris, where he enrolled in the esteemed Académie Julian. Later he traveled to England, Italy and Spain. He studied with some of Canada's most important painters and served as an official war artist in World War I. Beatty also had a passion for teaching, and he never left his academic training behind. Laurentian Winter highlights a fresh, nationalistic approach to the subject of the Canadian landscape. The scholar and curator Dorothy Farr stated, "The movement to paint Canada in a distinctly Canadian way went back to the early years of the century when Toronto artists such as C.W. Jefferys, George Reid and others sought to shut from their minds the dominating popular presence of European painting and instead, to select subjects for painting which were expressive of the Canadian milieu." Beatty actively participated in this movement and, on early sketching trips, painted alongside the artists who would ultimately form the Group of Seven.

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