Marion Florence S. MacKay Nicoll
Marion Florence S. MacKay Nicoll was a Canadian painter.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Marion Florence S. MacKay Nicoll's estimated art value is C$40,000 (*)
Marion Florence S. MacKay Nicoll's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$5,000 - C$100,000, or even much higher.
ArtValue.ca has 94 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$5,000 to C$100,000.
oil on canvas
Dimensions - 92.7 cms x 112.4 cms x 2.54 cms (36.5 ins x 44.25 ins x 36.5 ins)
Lot for sale by Levis Auction House, Calgary
Sun, Nov 8, 2015
Estimate $30,000 - $40,000
Sold for CAD $56,160
acrylic on canvas
Dimensions - 114.3 cms x 137.19 cms (45 ins x 54 ins)
Lot for sale by Heffel Auction House, Vancouver
Thu, Sep 26, 2019
Estimate $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for CAD $34,250
Heffel Auction House Biography and Notes
Marion Nicoll is widely regarded as one of Alberta’s finest abstract painters. Known for her bold, simplified style, her work poetically captures the elemental aspects of the Albertan landscape and people. Nicoll studied at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and then the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art in Calgary (now ACAD), before becoming their first female instructor of craft and design in 1933. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, she maintained a traditional approach to representation, and painted almost exclusively naturalistic landscapes. Nicoll’s conversion to abstraction in the later part of her career was the result of two main influences: automatic drawing - as introduced by Jock MacDonald, and the 1957 Emma Lake workshop led by Will Barnett. Automatic drawing was a creative revelation to Nicoll - the Surrealist practise of spontaneous creation opened her mind to alternative forms of representation. She later recognized Barnett’s clean and basic forms and colours as the optimal form for her abstract representation, and trips to New York (1958) and Sicily (1959) solidified her commitment to working abstractly.