Ulysse Comtois was a Canadian painter.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Ulysse Comtois's estimated art value is C$50,000 (*)
Ulysse Comtois's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$25,000 - C$100,000, or even much higher.
ArtValue.ca has 146 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$25,000 to C$100,000.
oil on canvas
Dimensions - 61 cms x 152.4 cms (24 ins x 60 ins)
Lot for sale by Waddington's Auction House, Toronto
Mon, May 30, 2016
Estimate $6,000 - $8,000
Sold for CAD $62,400
oil on board
Dimensions - 30.5 cms x 25.4 cms (12 ins x 10 ins)
Lot for sale by Heffel Auction House, Vancouver
Thu, Nov 26, 2015
Estimate $7,000 - $9,000
Heffel Auction House Biography and Notes
This vibrant oil on board by Ulysse Comtois reveals the artist's desire to combine aspects of the Automatist and Plasticien movements, displaying the expressive touch of the former as well as the linear structure of the latter. Bold horizontal bands of rich yellow, red, green and black are repeated sequentially, echoing the works of Plasticien painters such as Fernand Leduc and those associated with them, such as Guido Molinari and Claude Tousignant. However, Comtois's energetic and visible use of the paintbrush adds texture and a distinct Automatist spirit to the overall composition. His refusal to adhere to a single artistic movement is manifest here. Moreover, Comtois rejected the idea of limiting oneself to a single medium, which is why he is known for both his paintings and his sculptural works. Although a distinct endeavour, his sculptures allowed him to research the possibilities of movement and dynamism that were eventually integrated into his paintings. Untitled is a fine example of how he transcended the two-dimensional constraint of the canvas to create a highly energetic and engaging painting.