Artwork by William Percival Weston,  The Fraser at Hope, BC

W.P. Weston
The Fraser at Hope, BC

oil on board
signed and dated 1953 lower left; signed, titled and dated on the reverse
12.75 x 16 ins ( 32.4 x 40.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $4,000.00$3,000.00 - $4,000.00

Price Realized $3,220.00
Sale date: November 25th 2015

Private Collection, Ontario

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William Percival Weston
(1879 - 1967) Canadian Group of Painters, ARCA, BCSFA, RBA

Born (1879) and trained in London, England, William P. Weston settled in British Columbia, Canada in 1909 and took the position of art teacher at King Edward High School. He continued to teach until his retirement in 1946 and thus did not rely on painting as his primary source of income. Weston was a member of several groups and associations including the Royal Canadian Academy, the Canadian Group of Painters (formerly the Group of Seven), and the British Columbia Society of Fine Artists. Considered rather innovative at the time, Weston's interpretation of the BC landscape was imaginative and had a strong sense of style and vitality.