Nora Frances Elisabeth Collyer

Canadian (1898 - 1979)

Nora Frances Elisabeth Collyer was a Canadian painter.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Nora Frances Elisabeth Collyer's estimated art value is C$20,000 (*)

Nora Frances Elisabeth Collyer'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 ArtValue.ca records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to Nora Frances Elisabeth Collyer (1898-1979) was C$138,000 - paid for "Autumn, Eastern Townships" at Heffel in Vancouver on Fri, Nov 24, 2006.
ArtValue.ca has 71 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

Both sides of this vital double-sided painting are typical of Beaver Hall Group artist Nora Collyer's strong work in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. She spent many summers at her parents' family cottage Hillcrest, near Foster, sometimes joined by other Beaver Hall Group artists such as Anne Savage, Ethel Seath and Sarah Robertson for sketching weekends. Known for her gift for friendship, Collyer was described by Savage as "one of the loveliest people imaginable." Collyer built her own cottage near Foster in 1950 overlooking Lake Memphremagog and spent her summers painting the surrounding area. Subjects such as rural houses, churches, farms and villages washed in sunlight formed the backbone of her oeuvre. Eastern Townships Landscape exhibits Collyer's volumetric sense of form, use of direct light and vigorous brushwork which emphasizes the gentle rhythms of this area. Both structures have a vibrant, well-tended feeling, as if their inhabitants are about to round the corner and, together with their tranquil lakeside settings and vibrant summer atmosphere, embody Collyer's warm and intimate feeling for this area.

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