Alfred Pellan

Canadian (1906 - 1988)

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

Alfred Pellan's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$10,000 - C$250,000, or even much higher.

From ArtValue.ca records, the highest price paid at auction for a mixed media work attributed to Alfred Pellan (1906-1988) was C$118,000 - paid for "La tour de Babel" at Heffel in Vancouver on Thu, Nov 26, 2015.
ArtValue.ca has 209 auction art sale records for their mixed media results, with prices in the range of C$10,000 to C$250,000.

Heffel Auction House Biography and Notes

Alfred Pellan studied, lived and worked in Paris beginning in 1926. On his return to Canada in 1940 after the German invasion of Paris, he was hailed as a hero who would aid in ending conservatism and academism in Quebec. Artist Jacques de Tonnancour claimed, "What French-Canadian art needed in order to be resurrected after these centuries of lethargic slumber was a vigorous blow from the outside and Pellan provided that blow." In 1948, Pellan founded the Prisme d'yeux group to encourage diversity and counter the dominant influence of the Automatists. Pellan's work was informed by various European influences such as Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, Primitivism and, most significantly, Surrealism. Soucoupes volantes, or Flying Saucers, embodies Pellan's unique use of associative dream imagery. Groups of people express amazement at these strange craft in the skies, depicted by ovals and round forms activated by an inner energy force. Typical of Pellan is the flamboyant use of colour and the depiction of the transformative space of the unconscious. Inventive and fantastic, Soucoupes volantes contains a dimension of interaction and transformation between human experience and the unknown.

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