René Jean Richard

Canadian (1895 - 1982)

René Jean Richard was a Canadian painter.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, René Jean Richard's estimated art value is C$10,000 (*)

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From ArtValue.ca records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to René Jean Richard (1895-1982) was C$43,875 - paid for "Territoire de trappeurs" at Heffel in Vancouver on Wed, May 15, 2013.
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Heffel Auction House Biography and Notes

René Richard's family emigrated from Switzerland to Montreal in 1909, then moved to Cold Lake in Alberta to establish a trading post. Trips into the surrounding bush were an essential part of Richard's early life, and he even traveled by canoe down the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean to join hunting expeditions with the Inuit and other First Nations peoples. Richard's father had been an engraver, and his mother came from a family of artists; steeped in this artistic heritage, the young Richard cleverly used birchbark and burnt twigs as sketching materials while exploring in the wilderness. In 1927 he moved to Paris to study art, staying there until 1930. While in Paris, he was fortunate enough to be mentored by the Canadian Impressionist Clarence Gagnon. In Trappeurs, Richard captures three figures crouching behind a rocky slope with their canoe. In the distance, a mountain rendered in fluid brush-strokes of deep violet and umber dominates the landscape, while the sky churns overhead. Richard's unique background lends authenticity to his works, and Trappeurs is an outstanding example of the imagery for which he is best known.

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