George Bates Art Auction

On March 25, 2019, in ArtSpring Presents, by Jessica Beck

March 1 – April 21
“Salt Spring Anchorage” by George Bates

George W. Bates (1930 – 2009) was born in London, England. He came to North America in 1954, living in Toronto and Los Angeles before settling in Vancouver in 1956. His approach to painting draws from both the realist and impressionist traditions and he is perhaps best known for his expertise in painting marine scenes. “For me, the waterfront of Vancouver and the coastline of the Pacific, offer an infinite variety of subjects and atmosphere enough to challenge any artist.” This piece, titled “Salt Spring Anchorage” is typical of Bates’ work – a simplified version of reality; at once a perfect image of the scene but also an idealized impression of it.

“Salt Spring Anchorage” measures 22″ X 28″.
It has been valued at $3950
Minimum starting bid: $650
Generously donated by Jacquie A. Stevulak

ArtSpring Lobby Art
The Lobby Art Auction is a series of four fantastic pieces of art created by acclaimed artists sold one piece at a time, throughout the 2018-19 Season at ArtSpring.

October 23 – November 30   “Christmas Night” by LeRoy Jensen
December 3 – February 16   The Oriental Screen
February 18 – April 21  “Salt Spring Anchorage” by George Bates
April 1 – June 4  “The Fish” Soapstone Sculpture; Garry Thurber

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