William Paterson Ewen
William Paterson Ewen was a Canadian painter.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, William Paterson Ewen's estimated art value is C$60,000 (*)
William Paterson Ewen's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$10,000 - C$500,000, or even much higher.
ArtValue.ca has 50 auction art sale records for their acrylic painting results, with prices in the range of C$10,000 to C$500,000.
acrylic on gouged plywood 1974
Dimensions - 243.8 cms x 335.9 cms (96 ins x 132.25 ins)
Lot for sale by Heffel Auction House, Vancouver
Wed, Nov 19, 2008
Estimate $400,000 - $600,000
Sold for CAD $468,000
oil on canvas
Dimensions - 1,955 cms (769.69 ins)
Lot for sale by Cowley Abbott Auction House, Toronto
Wed, Jun 9, 2021
Estimate $15,000 - $20,000
Sold for CAD $20,400
Cowley Abbott Auction House Biography and Notes
Born in Montreal, Quebec, on April 7, 1925, William Paterson Ewen was interested in art beginning at an early age. As a toddler, Ewen asked his mother for wax to make a tree and several small figures. Ewen's mother was uninterested in décor and refused to purchase decorative items for their house until Ewen was thirteen and requested artist reproductions from Jean-Baptiste Greuze and Jean-François Millet. Three years later, at age sixteen, Ewen produced his first major artistic project--a clay bust of his sister. Around this time, Ewen visited his aunt in Ottawa, where he toured the National Museum of Man (now the Canadian Museum of History). At this museum, Ewen was inspired by Japanese woodprints, and landscapes. Throughout Ewen's life, Japanese art would be important to his art making practice.