Ted Harrison

Canadian (1926 - 2015)

Ted Harrison was a Canadian painter.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Ted Harrison's estimated art value is C$30,000 (*)

Ted Harrison'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 acrylic painting work attributed to Ted Harrison (1926-2015) was C$128,700 - paid for "People of the Lake" at Levis in Calgary on Sun, Nov 5, 2023.
ArtValue.ca has 473 auction art sale records for their acrylic painting results, with prices in the range of C$10,000 to C$250,000.

Heffel Auction House Biography and Notes

Ted Harrison grew up in a grimy coal mining community in England. He came to Canada in 1967 and began teaching in Alberta. Fascinated by tales of the Yukon from a fellow teacher, he resolved to move there, arriving in Carcross, near Whitehorse, in 1968. He was thrilled by the first sight of it, declaring, "Suddenly, as if a magician had conjured up a mirage, the village of Carcross popped into view...It looked like a little toy town...It's wonderful, absolutely wonderful." Pristine nature surrounded the town, and the natural activities of the townspeople, such as ice-fishing, snowshoeing, sledding and canoeing, fascinated Harrison. Soon he was snowmobiling around the countryside, eating caribou given to him by First Nations people and meeting the eccentric characters that gravitated to the North. Peter's Yukon is an outstanding early work depicting northern town life, painted with electric colour. As if on a stage, the townspeople in the foreground go about their everyday activities, dogs caper and ravens scour for food, all captured with Harrison's characteristic warmth and empathy for his community.

(*) Value is calculated as an average of the top acrylic painting sale records from ArtValue.ca database.
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