Gordon Mckinley Webber
Gordon Mckinley Webber was a Canadian painter.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Gordon Mckinley Webber's estimated art value is C$8,000 (*)
Gordon Mckinley Webber's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$1,000 - C$25,000, or even much higher.
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oil on board
Dimensions - 45.7 cms x 57.2 cms (18 ins x 22.5 ins)
Lot for sale by Waddington's Auction House, Toronto
Mon, May 27, 2019
Estimate $9,000 - $12,000
Sold for CAD $16,800
In the 1930s Gordon Webber (1909-1965) had the opportunity to study under the tutelage of Arthur Lismer. This influence is readily apparent in the bold colours of “Cabins Among the Trees”, an excellent early example of Webber's particular eye for nuance and painterly dynamism. Probably painted during a long period of respite in Georgian Bay after a leg injury, “Cabins” is an effusive synthesis of vision, with nature and the built environment blended into one cohesive whole. Nestled in the crook of a treeline are several wood cabins, half-obscured by bright greenery lapping at their side. Devoid of windows or doors, there is a distinct lack of human scale; the houses seem almost like something grown rather than constructed, a product of the forest. A short ladder, fat stumps and logs in the foreground betray this fantasy: this is a human environment, built with purpose. There is however no overt sense of urgency or indignity, and soft glowing sunlight fuses everything together in a peaceful, dreamy atmosphere.