David Pugh

Canadian (1946 - 1994)

David Pugh was a Canadian painter.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, David Pugh's estimated art value is C$4,000 (*)

David Pugh's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$2,500 - C$5,000, or even much higher.

From ArtValue.ca records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to David Pugh (1946-1994) was C$4,750 - paid for "Calm Day, Lake Minnewanka; 1988" at Hodgins in Calgary on Mon, May 28, 2018.
ArtValue.ca has 129 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$2,500 to C$5,000.

Saskatchewan NAC Auction House Biography and Notes

David Pugh was born in 1946 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was mainly a self-taught painter, influenced by Lawren Harris and J.E.H. MacDonald, although he studied briefly at the University of Calgary in 1968. Pugh is best known for his oil and acrylic paintings of mountain and glacier landscapes and his use of bold colour and simple shapes. Pugh sought to use his art in "bringing a non-existent world into existence," painting landscapes including those around the Bow Valley, Canmore, and the Rocky Mountains, looking for the "discovery of self within the context of nature. Pugh works were widely exhibited beginning in 1968, and his work is represented in the collections of the Alberta Art Foundation, Government of Canada, Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum (Charlottetown), Glenbow Museum (Calgary), Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies (Banff), Bank of Nova Scotia and Petro-Canada, among many others. David Pugh passed away in 1994.

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