Frederick Alexcee

Canadian (1853 - 1944)

Frederick Alexcee was a Canadian painter.
Based on records, Frederick Alexcee's estimated art value is C$100,000 (*)

Frederick Alexcee's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$100,000 - C$250,000, or even much higher.

From records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to Frederick Alexcee (1853-1944) was C$128,700 - paid for "Pole Raising at Fort Simpson, BC" at Heffel in Vancouver on Thu, Nov 28, 2013. has 10 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$100,000 to C$250,000.

The carver and painter Frederick Alexcee, who was also known as Wiksamnen, was the son of a Tsimshian mother and Iroquois father. He lived most of his life in the village of Lax Kw'alaams (Fort Simpson or Port Simpson) and seems to have begun his artistic career by carving masks and other objects, examples of which are in the collection of the UBC Museum of Anthropology and the Royal BC Museum in Victoria. There is contradictory evidence about his training, with Marius Barbeau reporting that he received extensive training (in "Frederick Alexie, A Primitive", Canadian Review of Music and Art, 1945) and Viola Garfield (field notebooks from Port Simpson, manuscript, Suzzallo Library, University of Washington) suggesting that he was self-taught. Certainly his paintings, of which this is one of the most important examples, suggest that his approach was the somewhat naive one of the autodidact.

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