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Bess Larkin Housser-Harris

Canada (1890 -  1969 )
HOUSSER-HARRIS Bess Larkin Mountain Fantasia

Heffel /Nov 24, 2005
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Bess Larkin Housser-Harris - Day's End

Bess Larkin Housser-Harris - Day's End

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Lot number: 110
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Bess Larkin Housser Harris BCSFA RCA 1890 - 1969 Canadian Day's End oil on canvas circa 1928 on verso signed, titled and inscribed "4760 Belmont Ave, Vancouver" on a label 35 x 42 in 88.9 x 106.7cm Provenance: Private Collection, Vancouver Exhibited: British Columbia Society of Fine Arts, Vancouver, 39th Annual Exhibition, May 3 - 22, 1949, catalogue #25 A sensitive and lyrical painter, Bess Harris took art lessons from Frederick Varley and was strongly influenced by Lawren Harris, with whom she developed a close friendship as early as 1918. She shared his interest in Eastern religions and matters of the soul, and in the world of art, modernism and abstraction. Bess was invited to show with the Group of Seven in the 1920s, and she was represented in the 1926 Wembley show in England and at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, in 1930. In 1934, upon discovery of her husband Fred Housser's affair with artist Yvonne McKague, she divorced Fred and married Harris. Theirs was an important meeting of minds and souls that was anchored in creativity, and wherever they went, first to the United States to Hanover and Santa Fe, followed by their return to Canada to Vancouver, they quickly found themselves at the centre of the arts communities in these places. Bess continued to paint throughout her life, and her accomplishment is unmistakable in Day's End. This emotive work from the late 1920s exemplifies her sense of social consciousness, another commonality that drew her and Harris together. It might be a scene from St. John's Ward, an impoverished area in Toronto where Harris had also painted. Her fine sense of cool colour, the upwards movement in the painting and the angular geometry of the composition result in a compelling work that draws us into the scene. There is a solidity to form in Day's End that makes a resounding impression - in the boardwalk with the raw, earthy street between, the well-defined volume of the buildings and the carved cloud-forms above. Finally, it is the light that gives Day's End even more impact - raking across the scene and lighting up the buildings and boardwalk, and ultimately leading us into brightness and a subtle sense of transcendence at the end of the road.
Bess Larkin Housser-Harris - Sycamores In The Sun

Bess Larkin Housser-Harris - Sycamores In The Sun

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Lot number: 302
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Bess Larkin Housser Harris BCSFA RCA 1890 - 1969 Canadian Sycamores in the Sun oil on paper laid down on board on verso signed and titled 14 3/4 x 18 in 37.5 x 45.7cm Provenance: Estate of Lawren Stewart Harris By descent to the present Private Collection, British Columbia $2,000 $3,000
Bess Larkin Housser-Harris - Mountain Fantasia

Bess Larkin Housser-Harris - Mountain Fantasia

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Lot number: 169
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Lot # 169 Bess Larkin Housser Harris BCSFA RCA 1890 - 1969 Canadian Mountain Fantasia oil on canvas on verso titled and inscribed 4760 Belmont Ave., $100 24 x 30 in 61 x 76.2cm Provenance: Bess Harris's sister, Dorit Larkin Sally Lewis, daughter of Dorit Larkin By descent to the present Private Collection, Calgary
Bess Larkin Housser-Harris - Mountain Fantasia

Bess Larkin Housser-Harris - Mountain Fantasia

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Lot number: 169
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Lot # 169 Bess Larkin Housser Harris BCSFA RCA 1890 - 1969 Canadian Mountain Fantasia oil on canvas on verso titled and inscribed 4760 Belmont Ave., $100 24 x 30 in 61 x 76.2cm Provenance: Bess Harris's sister, Dorit Larkin Sally Lewis, daughter of Dorit Larkin By descent to the present Private Collection, Calgary
Bess Larkin Housser-Harris - Old Mine Shaft, Cobalt

Bess Larkin Housser-Harris - Old Mine Shaft, Cobalt

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Lot number: 85
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Provenance: Private Collection, Vancouver Island Exhibited: Art Gallery of Toronto, The Group of Seven, December 4 - 24, 1931, catalogue #81 International Art Centre of Roerich Museum, New York, 1932, catalogue #25 Bess Housser Harris, although mostly self-taught, took lessons from F.H. Varley. In 1914 she married Fred B. Housser, the author of A Canadian Art Movement: The Story of the Group of Seven. Bess wrote about art and edited for the Canadian Bookman from 1923 - 1926, and being an early supporter of the Group of Seven, she also published articles in the Bookman by Lawren Harris and other Group members. She exhibited at the influential Wembley exhibition in Britain in 1926, and in 1928 was invited to exhibit work in the Group of Seven exhibition in the Art Gallery of Toronto. In 1930 she exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and at the Baltimore Museum of Art. In 1934 she married Lawren Harris, and they lived in Hanover, New Hampshire and Santa Fe, New Mexico, until moving to Vancouver, BC in 1940. The Museum London in London, Ontario has requested that this painting be shown in its upcoming exhibition Intimate Circle: The F.B. Housser Memorial Art Collection on July 26 to September 17, 2005. This loan has not been promised to this exhibition, and its inclusion is entirely up to the purchaser. Sold for: $51,750 CDN Estimate: $4,000 CDN ~ $6,000 CDN International Art Centre of Roerich Museum, New York, 1932, catalogue #25 Bess Housser Harris, although mostly self-taught, took lessons from F.H. Varley. In 1914 she married Fred B. Housser, the author of A Canadian Art Movement: The Story of the Group of Seven. Bess wrote about art and edited for the Canadian Bookman from 1923 - 1926, and being an early supporter of the Group of Seven, she also published articles in the Bookman by Lawren Harris and other Group members. She exhibited at the influential Wembley exhibition in Britain in 1926, and in 1928 was invited to exhibit work in the Group of Seven exhibition in the Art Gallery of Toronto. In 1930 she exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and at the Baltimore Museum of Art. In 1934 she married Lawren Harris, and they lived in Hanover, New Hampshire and Santa Fe, New Mexico, until moving to Vancouver, BC in 1940. shown in its upcoming exhibition Intimate Circle: The F.B. Housser Memorial Art Collection on July 26 to September 17, 2005. This loan has not been promised to this exhibition, and its inclusion is entirely up to the purchaser. Sold for: $51,750 CDN
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