William Hodd (Bill) McElcheran

Canadian (1927 - 1999)

William Hodd (Bill) McElcheran was a Canadian sculptor.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, William Hodd (Bill) McElcheran's estimated art value is C$20,000 (*)

William Hodd (Bill) McElcheran's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$10,000 - C$50,000, or even much higher.

From ArtValue.ca records, the highest price paid at auction for a bronze sculpture work attributed to William Hodd (Bill) McElcheran (1927-1999) was C$41,300 - paid for "Discussion" at Heffel in Vancouver on Wed, May 25, 2016.
ArtValue.ca has 167 auction art sale records for their bronze sculpture results, with prices in the range of C$10,000 to C$50,000.

Heffel Auction House Biography and Notes

William McElcheran trained in sculpture at the Ontario College of Art and was also an architectural designer. He started as a woodworker, specializing in art and furniture for churches. He rose to be chief designer for Bruce Brown and Brisely Architects, and worked on planning and designing 23 churches and university buildings. He formed Daedalus Designs in 1973, the purpose of which was integrating sculpture with architecture. His best-known sculpture subject is the iconic businessman, shown caught in the whirl of his corporate life. McElcheran depicted these businessmen as robust and self-possessed, constantly in movement. Their conformity is indicated by their classic dress of overcoat, hat, suit and tie, carrying various business paraphernalia such as briefcases. His viewpoint was both satirical and compassionate, drawing us to sympathize with them, as urbanites often feel caught in the bustle and roles of modern life. McElcheran's businessmen can be seen in many public installations across Canada and in the United States, Germany, Italy and Japan. In Toronto his businessmen are installed in Yorkville, on King Street, St. Clair Avenue and at the University of Toronto.

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