Doris Jean McCarthy

Canadian (1910 - 2010)

Doris Jean McCarthy was a Canadian painter.
Based on records, Doris Jean McCarthy's estimated art value is C$20,000 (*)

Doris Jean McCarthy's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$2,500 - C$250,000, or even much higher.

From records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to Doris Jean McCarthy (1910-2010) was C$193,250 - paid for "Antarctica from Above" at Heffel in Vancouver on Tue, May 18, 2021. has 388 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$2,500 to C$250,000.

Heffel Auction House Biography and Notes

Doris McCarthy's landscape work was influenced by the revolutionary Group of Seven. Her love of nature infused her painting, and like the Group, she sketched en plein air. Based in Toronto, she was involved with the art societies there, such as the Ontario Society of Artists, the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour and the Royal Canadian Academy. After retiring in 1972 from 40 years as an art teacher in Toronto's Technical School, McCarthy was free to travel farther afield to paint, and her sketching trips to the Arctic began that same year. She visited sites such as Grise Fiord and Pond Inlet, and had a passion for this unique landscape, declaring, "In my first year in the Arctic I met my very first iceberg and I went crazy about icebergs." She went to the Arctic almost every year in the 1970s, and in 1981 traveled to Broughton Island. McCarthy's strong sense of form, characteristic of her oeuvre, manifests here in the solid, sculpted shapes of the ice pans, backed by a distant mountain range. Her sense of this unique place manifests in the strong clear light of the North and the feeling of a vast and powerful land.

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