Gershon Iskowitz

Canadian (1921 - 1988)

Gershon Iskowitz was a Canadian painter.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Gershon Iskowitz's estimated art value is C$40,000 (*)

Gershon Iskowitz's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$10,000 - C$250,000, or even much higher.

From ArtValue.ca records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to Gershon Iskowitz (1921-1988) was C$157,250 - paid for "Summer" at Heffel in Vancouver on Wed, May 24, 2017.
ArtValue.ca has 190 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$10,000 to C$250,000.

Waddington's Auction House Biography and Notes

During the early 1960s, Gershon Iskowitz (1921-1988) took as his main subject landscapes, particularly trees, although he also executed a small number of self-portraits at this time. Occasionally, Iskowitz's focus shifted upward to the sky. Here Iskowitz has rendered the subject distinct and separate from the earth below, that is, without an obvious horizon. While some viewers may see a lake, shoreline and night sky, others take the view that this painting is entirely sky - the angle of attack being much steeper than a traditional two-thirds sky/one-third land composition. Either way, colour and texture are purposefully controlled and sensation, not topography or astronomy, seems to be the central concern. In Untitled, 1961, whispy streaks of orange, putty and blue evoke something delightfully dizzying, a sonnet to the sky at dusk. Humans gaze upward for salvation (from a god) or for information (in way finding). Perhaps Iskowitz, who had been victimized by the Second World War, found answers to his own questions here, too. Robert Fulford refers to Iskowitz's landscapes as "gentle poetry," affirming Iskowitz's works as, "a poet-painter's love poem to the spacious freedom of Canada's land, water-ways and skies."

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