Barker Fairley

Canadian (1887 - 1986)

Barker Fairley was a Canadian painter.
Based on records, Barker Fairley's estimated art value is C$10,000 (*)

Barker Fairley's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$5,000 - C$25,000, or even much higher.

From records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to Barker Fairley (1887-1986) was C$16,100 - paid for "oil on board" at Maynards in Vancouver on Wed, Nov 9, 2011. has 93 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$5,000 to C$25,000.

Waddington's Auction House Biography and Notes

Rebecca Sisler, who once sat for the artist, states “When Barker Fairley stood at his easel, brush in hand, sitter in a chair before him, it was with no pre-conceived notion of characterization or of painting technique, of compositional arrangement or of painterly colour scheme that he scanned the features of his subject; he responded incisively, on the spot, with the scalpel of his intellect. And if he was on, two hours later a vibrant human soul stripped of all artificiality looked forth from the painting board with eternal and often disturbing clarity.”

(*) Value is calculated as an average of the top oil painting sale records from database.
This information is not intended to substitute professional advice.
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