Artwork by Arthur Shilling,  Young Woman

Arthur Shilling
Young Woman

oil on board
titled (on a label), the estate stamp (signed by Millie Shilling) and inscribed “311” on the reverse
24 x 18.25 ins ( 61 x 46.4 cms )

Auction Estimate: $8,000.00$6,000.00 - $8,000.00

Price Realized $8,260.00
Sale date: November 20th 2018

Roberts Gallery, Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto
“Arthur Shilling, The Final Works”, Art Gallery of Peterborough, February 20 - May 22, 2016, travelling to the Thunder Bay Art Gallery; the MacLaren Art Gallery, Calgary; and the Art Gallery of Windsor
William Kingfisher, Wanda Nanabush, Robert Houle, Arthur Shilling: The Final Works, Art Gallery of Peterborough, 2017, listed page 46

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Arthur Shilling
(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.