Bertram Richard Brooker

Canadian (1888 - 1955)

Bertram Richard Brooker was a Canadian painter.
Based on records, Bertram Richard Brooker's estimated art value is C$20,000 (*)

Bertram Richard Brooker's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$5,000 - C$100,000, or even much higher.

From records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to Bertram Richard Brooker (1888-1955) was C$82,600 - paid for "Delta Ice House" at Cowley Abbott in Toronto on Tue, Nov 20, 2018. has 60 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$5,000 to C$100,000.

Heffel Auction House Biography and Notes

After encountering Group of Seven artist Lemoine FitzGerald in Winnipeg in 1929, Bertram Brooker abandoned abstraction in favour of realism. He then produced nudes, portraits, still lifes and landscapes, with approaches ranging from a stylized realism to the use of elements of Cubism. By the 1930s, Brooker was working for the Toronto advertising firm J.J. Gibbons but needed more time to paint, and in 1934 he arranged a shorter workweek. This proved fortuitous, as Dennis Reid wrote that "the years from 1934 to 1937 are, with the abstract period from 1927 to 1930, the most prolific, coherent, and generally successful of his whole painting career. Paintings such as...Fawn Bay...are penetrating in their realism, dynamic in composition, and harmonious in colour and texture." Fawn Bay, with its strong sense of volume, is an outstanding work by this important early modernist. The contrast of the smooth, rounded trunks of trees anchored in boulders against the rough-hewn texture of the split-rail fence is particularly striking. The glowing golden field and a glimpse of shining water in the distance give a transcendent feel to this strong image.

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