Artwork by William John Hopkinson,  Fir Trees, British Columbia

W.J. Hopkinson
Fir Trees, British Columbia

oil on board
signed lower right, titled and inscribed “70” and ”89” on the reverse
16 x 20 ins ( 40.6 x 50.8 cms )

Auction Estimate: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Price Realized $540.00
Sale date: April 27th 2021

Private Collection, Ontario

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William John Hopkinson
(1887 - 1970)

Born in London, England, he studied there under Walter White, R.A., but was mostly self taught. He came to Canada in 1912 and exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy and the Ontario Society of Artists. He taught at the St. Croix School of Art, New Brunswick, and at several centres in Ontario. He is known for this landscapes and marine scenes. He held his first solo show of paintings at the Main Branch of the North York Public Library in 1966.

Source: "A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Volume II”, compiled by Colin S. MacDonald, Canadian Paperbacks Publishing Ltd, Ottawa, 1979