Barbara Elizabeth Mercer

Canadian (1933 - 1981)
Barbara Elizabeth Mercer was a Canadian painter.
From records, the highest price paid at auction for an acrylic painting work attributed to Barbara Elizabeth Mercer (1933-1981) was C$840 - paid for "Birthday Love Songs" at Cowley Abbott in Toronto on Tue, Aug 23, 2022. has 17 auction art sale records for their acrylic painting results, with prices in the range of C$100 to C$1,000.

Cowley Abbott Auction House Biography and Notes

Barbara Mercer was a painter and poet, born in Galt (later Cambridge), Ontario, who moved to Toronto in 1950, where she lived and worked as a scenic artist and set and costume designer for Centre Stage Theatre. In the early 1960s, she specialized in pen and ink and pencil portrait drawings, and sketched internationally well-known classical and jazz musicians and ballet dancers, such as Glen Gould, Igor Stravinsky, and Isaac Stern. Mercer was the first woman allowed to attend the rehearsals of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, for the purpose of sketching the musicians.

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