William Percival (W.P.) Weston

Canadian (1879 - 1967)

William Percival (W.P.) Weston was a Canadian painter.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, William Percival (W.P.) Weston's estimated art value is C$30,000 (*)

William Percival (W.P.) Weston's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$2,500 - C$250,000, or even much higher.

From ArtValue.ca records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to William Percival (W.P.) Weston (1879-1967) was C$236,000 - paid for "Mt. Klitsa" at Heffel in Vancouver on Wed, May 25, 2016.
ArtValue.ca has 146 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$2,500 to C$250,000.

Heffel Auction House Biography and Notes

William Weston moved to Vancouver from England to take a teaching post in 1909, and as well as teaching art to children, he taught generations of their teachers. He built his artistic legacy through powerful paintings of towering mountains, heroic trees and the seacoast. His explorations of the mountains and forest around Vancouver, which many artists found simply overwhelming, led him to the conclusion that he could not depict British Columbia with the same approach he used for the pastoral English countryside. His vision of the landscape was that "The mountains and forests are so gigantic that man seems puny." As he undertook to paint this vast wilderness, he stated that "always I came a little closer to my own language of form and the expression of my own feeling for this coast region; its epic quality, its grandeur, its natural beauty." Situated at the top of Grouse Mountain above Vancouver, this scene glows with light, from the brilliant snow to the translucent, overarching blue sky. Trees rise from the snowbanks, surrounded by a peaceful and magnificent solitude, in this striking example of Weston's mountain works.

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