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1590
Artist
Gordon E. Pfeiffer - 1960's
Origine
Province of Québec, Canada
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Near Beaupré, Québec
Condition*
Beautiful condition -
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Oil on board -  28x24 inch -  Frame 35x32- Wood frame painted 1960's original to the painting.
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Location
Montréal, Canada
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Original Art including Frame*: Suggested Price: $4000.00 CA. (*Estimated replacement price of original frame: $320.00 CA)   

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     Gordon E. Pfeiffer (1899-1983):

Gordon Edward Pfeiffer (October 10, 1899 – May 25, 1983) was a Canadian master dyer and painter.

Gordon Edward Pfeiffer was born in Quebec City in 1899. He was the child of Adolph Pfeiffer and Lily Wright. He attended Misses Bonhams' school, the Boys High School, Stanstead Wesleyan College and studied chemistry and economics at Harvard for two summers.

Pfeiffer married Dorothy Pfeiffer (née Douglas Young), a musician and former art critic for the Montreal Gazette, in June 1925 after a short courtship. It is unclear how many children Pfeiffer had, in Aimers's biography it is mentioned "Pfeiffer now had a family of six to support" with Gordon Jr., Douglas, Helen and Bruce being named in the book.

Spring Exhibitions at the Art Association of Montreal.

Pfeiffer would exhibit his works Spring Exhibitions of the Art Association of Montreal (now Montreal Museum of Fine Arts) from 1928 to 1954. In McMann's catalogue of paintings exhibited by Pfeiffer his asking price for his works range from $50.00 for Pumpkin season, 1933 ($882.64 in 2016 dollars adjusted for inflation) to $600.00 for Barley harvest, 1942 ($8,765.52 in 2016 dollars). The last painting he would exhibit at the Spring Exhibitions, Summer, Baie des Chaleurs had an asking price of $300.00 ($2,704.26 in 2016 dollars).

Group Exhibitions

           Royal Canadian Academy : 1928 to 1951.

           Galerie Pauline Johnson, Montreal : 1979 to 1981.

Solo Exhibitions

           Chateau Frontenac, Quebec : 1930 to 1933, 1935 to 1937, 1948.

           Galerie Colbert, Montreal : 1977 to 1980.

Notable patrons

Cotton Aimers' bibliography and catalogue raisonné Gordon E. Pfeiffer in collaboration with the painter himself documents a rich source of art dealers and patrons that have supported Pfeiffer throughout his career.

Corinne "Coco" Dupuis-Maillet

Dupuis-Maillet is described as a fellow-artist that helped Pfeiffer break into the Montreal artistic community as he moved to Westmount in the mid-Forties. She would take him under her wings and purchase dozens of his paintings and make the introductions he needed to get noticed.


Pfeiffer, Gordon Edward, 1899-1983,  (McKendry; Vallée 89; Vallée 93; Boulizon; Robert 78; Collection Lavalin du Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal;
Artistes plasticiens par Comeau; Art Auctions 1976-1978; Biographical Index of Artists in Canada; Sales Index 1989-90; Dictionary of Canadian Artists, vol. 6, pp. 1646-1648; Cote officielle d'artistes du Québec 1978)
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