David Charles Bierk

Canadian (1944 - 2002)

David Charles Bierk was a Canadian painter.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, David Charles Bierk's estimated art value is C$7,000 (*)

David Charles Bierk's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$2,500 - C$50,000, or even much higher.

From ArtValue.ca records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to David Charles Bierk (1944-2002) was C$26,400 - paid for "A Eulogy To Life, To Manet, To Gauguin" at Sothebys in Toronto on Thu, May 24, 2012.
ArtValue.ca has 150 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$2,500 to C$50,000.

Waddington's Auction House Biography and Notes

Canadian-American painter David Bierk was born in Appleton, Minnesota and went on to study at the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California. He later received his B.A. and M.F.A. in painting and photography at Humboldt University in Arcata, California. Immigrating to Peterborough, Ontario in 1972 where he taught, Bierk developed a particular painting style and approach that generated international acclaim and recognition. Landscapes featured as a central component of Bierk's oeuvre, with a characteristically yellowed light and palette that echoed the landscapes of the Romantic period and the Hudson River School. However, Bierk regularly copied and reintroduced works from a wide and varied art-historical canon, and created homages to artists such as Cezanne, Manet, Fantin-Latour, Vermeer and Caravaggio, exploring the relationship between traditional practices and new, modern forms of art-making, including photography and the use of industrial materials. David Bierk was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1998 and was posthumously awarded the Queen's Gold Jubilee Medal in 2002. Bierk's work is widely represented and is in numerous public and private collections across North America including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio.

(*) Value is calculated as an average of the top oil painting sale records from ArtValue.ca database.
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