Rufus Moody was an Inuit ceramic artist.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Rufus Moody's estimated art value is C$20,000 (*)
Rufus Moody's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$2,500 - C$50,000, or even much higher.
ArtValue.ca has 54 auction art sale records for their argillite ceramic results, with prices in the range of C$2,500 to C$50,000.
Dimensions - 31.7 cms x 27.9 cms x 39.37 cms (12.5 ins x 11 ins x 12.5 ins)
Lot for sale by Heffel Auction House, Vancouver
Thu, Nov 14, 2002
Estimate $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for CAD $46,000
argillite, abalone shell
Dimensions - 12.7 cms x 21.6 cms x 22.91 cms (5 ins x 8.5 ins x 5 ins)
Lot for sale by Waddington's Auction House, Toronto
Mon, May 30, 2016
Estimate $6,000 - $9,000
Sale price withheld
Waddington's Auction House Biography and Notes
One of three generations of Haida artists, Rufus Moody began carving in the 1940s in the style of his grandfather, Thomas and father, Arthur. Working primarily in argillite from Skidegate, which he mined himself, Moody created a variety of intricate works, from relief carved totem poles to model longhouses. In the 1950s he began to carve on a larger scale. His work is admired internationally and appears in museums, private and corporate collections.