Jean-Philippe Dallaire

Canadian (1916 - 1965)

Jean-Philippe Dallaire was a Canadian painter.
Based on records, Jean-Philippe Dallaire's estimated art value is C$100,000 (*)

Jean-Philippe Dallaire's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$50,000 - C$250,000, or even much higher.

From records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to Jean-Philippe Dallaire (1916-1965) was C$152,100 - paid for "L'homme attablé" at Heffel in Vancouver on Thu, Nov 26, 2009. has 179 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$50,000 to C$250,000.

Waddington's Auction House Biography and Notes

Jean-Philippe Dallaire (1916-1965) was a painter, an illustrator for the National Film Board of Canada, and a teacher. He had some formal art training in Canada and then in Paris, 1938-40 at the Studios of Sacred Art run by Maurice Denis and Georges Desvalières, and at the André Lhote Academy. In Paris, the work of Picasso, Pellan, and the Surrealists were a revelation, and would have a lasting influence on his art. He was also interested in naive art and children's drawings. His large body of work shows a variety of stylistic influences and is imaginative and original. In 1958, he left his family and moved to Vence in Alpes-Maritime on the French Riviera, where he died in 1965. A Nymph into the St. Laurent's River [sic] is a work of fantasy, painted by Dallaire in France, far from the Canadian river that was discovered by Jacques Cartier on June 9, 1534 and named after Saint Lawrence of Rome. The ninth of June was also Dallaire's birthday, and this may have been painted on that day in June 1959. St. Lawrence (a lesser-known, martyred saint) has been transformed into the spirit of the river, appearing as a fish with a human head, holding a cross (one of his attributes) before him. The saint met a horrible death - he was roasted alive - and the flame above his head may refer to that event. A red-eyed cyclops (likely the artist himself) in the bottom left corner is weeping, while an impish figure to the right may be one of the saint's torturers. Dallaire had done a number of religious paintings and a mural for the Dominican convent in Ottawa in 1936, and had attended the Studios of Sacred Art in Paris, whose aim was to teach artists to produce religious art that was modern and relevant.

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