Maxwell B. Bates Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

(1906 - 1980)

Maxwell Bates was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1906. He studied at the Provincial Institute of Technology in Calgary under Lars Haukness. By the end of the twenties he and his friend Roy Stevenson were, according to R. L. Bloore "the most advanced painters in Western Canada." He spent the years 1931-1939 in London, exhibiting regularly with the Twenties Group. As a member of the British Expeditionary Force sent to France in 1940 he was captured by the Germans and was interned in a prison camp from 1940-1945. Returning to Calgary in 1946 he worked as an architect before coming to Victoria, B.C., in 1961. His work has been exhibited in London, Paris, Tokyo, Mexico City, Manchester, Auckland, Philadelphia and all major Canadian cities. Retrospective exhibitions of his work were held in Regina and Edmonton (1960-61), Victoria (1966), Winnipeg (1968) and Vancouver (1973). He has received many awards for his painting and is a Fellow of the International Institute of Arts and Letters and a member of the Royal Canadian Academy. He received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Calgary in 1971.
He died in 1980.

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Cultural Exchange in Canada
William Kurelek
mixed media (24x39.5 in) 1966
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Coal Mines, Canmore, Alberta
Alexander Young Jackson
oil (21x26 in) 1940
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Pender Harbour
Walter Joseph Phillips
watercolour (14x16.5 inch) 1927
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Mount Temple from Herbert Lake 20/50
Walter Joseph Phillips
watercolour (14.5x21 in) 1949
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The Old Barn
Frank Johnston
oil on panel (5.5x8.5 in) 1920
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Nearly in Town
Allen Sapp
acrylic (18x24 in) 1970
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The Hitler Line II
Charles Comfort
oil (36x42 inch) 1970
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Untitled 1928 Oil Painting
John William Beatty
oil (8.5x10.5 in) 1928
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Female Oxen in Pasture
Maud Lewis
oil on panel (11.25x12 in) 1966
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Grey. St Tite Des Caps
Alexander Young Jackson
oil on panel (8.5x10.5 in) 1946
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