Ethel Seath

Canadian (1879 - 1963)

Ethel Seath was a Canadian painter.
Based on records, Ethel Seath's estimated art value is C$40,000 (*)

Ethel Seath's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$25,000 - C$50,000, or even much higher.

From records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to Ethel Seath (1879-1963) was C$37,250 - paid for "Cabin in Winter" at Heffel in Vancouver on Thu, Nov 24, 2022. has 20 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$25,000 to C$50,000.

Heffel Auction House Biography and Notes

Most of the Beaver Hall Group women were trained at the Art Association of Montreal; however, Ethel Seath was a self-taught artist. Although she attended occasional classes at the Association and went on sketching trips organised by William Brymner and Maurice Cullen, her skills were largely acquired while working as an illustrator at the Witness and Montreal Star newspapers. Unhappy with illustration work, Seath would spend her lunch hours sketching in local churchyards and docklands, and these accomplished studies laid a solid foundation for the expert landscapes and still lifes she would complete later in life. The formation of the Beaver Hall Group in 1920 provided Seath with a platform to exhibit her work and to collaborate with like-minded artists. Works such as Still Life with Flowers are indebted to the freedom of expression and abstract qualities encouraged in her canvases by the group's mentor, A.Y. Jackson. Seath's works are ever truthful and painterly, and this charming canvas is a tribute to both the inspiration and technique she acquired during her time with the Beaver Hall painters.

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