Arthur Shilling Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

(1941 - 1986)

The work of painter and draughtsman Arthur Shilling is distinguished for flowering during the resurgence of First Nations artistic activity in the 1960s, yet employing none of the newly-flourishing styles. Instead, Shilling melded European influences into a unique expression of his Ojibwa worldview which would become increasingly important after he reached a personal turning point in 1980. Shilling was a natural colourist and continual experimenter, whose representational works - often portraits - were rendered with a vivid characteristic palette and later in formats which would transcend European conventions (i.e. multiple figures, totem formats). Shilling attended the New School of Art and the Ontario College of Art and in 1967, was presented with the Canadian Centennial Medal.

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We are currently seeking works by A. Shilling to be included in future collections. If you are interested in selling works by A. Shilling visit our valuation submission page for more information.

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Historical Sale Highlights

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Coal Mines, Canmore, Alberta
Alexander Young Jackson
oil (21x26 in) 1940
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A Laurentian Wayside Inn
Paul A. Caron
oil on canvas (20x26 in) 1937
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Kispiax Village Sketch
Emily Carr
Watercolour (11x8.5 in) 1912
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Black Tusk
Frederick Varley
charcoal on paper (11.5x13.5 in) circa 1928
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Quebec From Levis
Robert Pilot
oil on panel (7x9.5 in) 1928
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Untitled
Jock MacDonald
Oil on Panel (14.75x12 in) circa 1936
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Forbes Hill Huntsville
Tom Thomson
oil (8.25x10.25 in) 1915
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Summer Night
Walter Joseph Phillips
Woodblock (7x9.5 in) 1931
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Red Car
Ted Harrison
acrylic (35x24 in) 1980
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Smokes of September
Frank Johnston
Oil on Panel (24x30 in) circa 1925
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