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Painter, b. 1906 - d. 1980

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      • Maxwell Bates, Canadian (1906-1980), Street Scene, lithograph AP, 20 x 25 in. (50.8 x 63.5 cm.) (unframed)
        Apr. 17, 2024

        Maxwell Bates, Canadian (1906-1980), Street Scene, lithograph AP, 20 x 25 in. (50.8 x 63.5 cm.) (unframed)

        Est: $200 - $300

        Maxwell Bates Canadian, (1906-1980) Street Scene lithograph AP signed and dated 1977

        Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
      • Maxwell Bates, Canadian (1906-1980), Punch & Two Others, lithograph 29/30, 20 x 25 in. (50.8 x 63.5 cm.)
        Apr. 17, 2024

        Maxwell Bates, Canadian (1906-1980), Punch & Two Others, lithograph 29/30, 20 x 25 in. (50.8 x 63.5 cm.)

        Est: $200 - $300

        Maxwell Bates Canadian, (1906-1980) Punch & Two Others lithograph 29/30 signed and dated

        Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
      • Maxwell Bennett Bates, Canadian (1906-1980), Model in Grey and Red, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 1/8 in. (50.8 x 40.9 cm)
        Oct. 26, 2022

        Maxwell Bennett Bates, Canadian (1906-1980), Model in Grey and Red, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 1/8 in. (50.8 x 40.9 cm)

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        Maxwell Bennett Bates Canadian, (1906-1980) Model in Grey and Red oil on canvas signed and dated 1969

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      • Maxwell Bennett Bates, Canadian (1906-1980), Model in Grey and Red, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 1/8 in. (50.8 x 40.9 cm)
        Apr. 27, 2022

        Maxwell Bennett Bates, Canadian (1906-1980), Model in Grey and Red, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 1/8 in. (50.8 x 40.9 cm)

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Maxwell Bennett Bates Canadian (1906-1980) model in grey and red oil on canvas signed and dated 1969 20 x 16 1/8 in. (50.8 x 40.9 cm)

        Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
      • Maxwell Bennet Bates (1906-1980) Man with Glasses
        Oct. 18, 2021

        Maxwell Bennet Bates (1906-1980) Man with Glasses

        Est: CAD2,000 - CAD4,000

        Artist: Maxwell Bennet Bates (1906-1980) Canadian Expressionist Artist Title: Man with Glasses (Ploughman Finds a Coin) Medium: Watercolor Size: 7 inches x 9 inches Site, 13 inches x 15 inches Framed Provenance: Private Collection, AB Region Fine Art, MB This piece is framed using high quality museum glass and acid free matting.

        Region Fine Art
      • Maxwell Bennet Bates (1906-1980) Ladies in Chair 1973
        Oct. 18, 2021

        Maxwell Bennet Bates (1906-1980) Ladies in Chair 1973

        Est: CAD4,000 - CAD8,000

        Artist: Maxwell Bennet Bates (1906-1980) Canadian Artist Title: Ladies in Chair Date: 1973 Size: 16 inches x 20 inches Board, 18 inches x 22 inches Framed Medium: Oil on Board Provenance: Private Collection, ONT Region Fine Art, MB

        Region Fine Art
      • Maxwell Bennett Bates, Canadian (1906-1980), Fields, Alberta, oil on board, 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
        Oct. 30, 2020

        Maxwell Bennett Bates, Canadian (1906-1980), Fields, Alberta, oil on board, 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        Maxwell Bennett Bates Canadian (1906-1980) fields, alberta oil on board signed and dated 1977 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

        Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
      • Maxwell Bates (1906-1980 Canadian) - Man with Glasses
        Feb. 25, 2020

        Maxwell Bates (1906-1980 Canadian) - Man with Glasses

        Est: CAD3,000 - CAD5,000

        Original Watercolor of a Man wearing Glasses by well known Canadian Expressionist Artist Maxwell Bates (1906-1980). Gallery Framed, and includes Museum quality glass. Titled: Man in Glasses Signed Maxwell Bates in pencil in the lower right hand corned.

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      • Ink Wash Signed Maxwell Bates 1974, 19" x 14", "Oriental Moon"
        Nov. 07, 2019

        Ink Wash Signed Maxwell Bates 1974, 19" x 14", "Oriental Moon"

        Est: $500 - $700

        Ink Wash Signed Maxwell Bates 1974, 19" x 14", "Oriental Moon"

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      • Artist's Proof Signed Maxwell Bates, 17" x 7", "Garden"
        Nov. 07, 2019

        Artist's Proof Signed Maxwell Bates, 17" x 7", "Garden"

        Est: $300 - $500

        Artist's Proof Signed Maxwell Bates, 17" x 7", "Garden"

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      • Maxwell Bates (1906-1980 Canadian) - Man with Glasses
        Mar. 18, 2018

        Maxwell Bates (1906-1980 Canadian) - Man with Glasses

        Est: CAD5,000 - CAD7,000

        Original Watercolor of a Man wearing Glasses by well known Canadian Expressionist Artist Maxwell Bates (1906-1980). Gallery Framed, and includes Museum quality glass. Titled: Man in Glasses Signed Maxwell Bates in pencil in the lower right hand corned.

        Region Fine Art
      • Maxwell Bates - Female Nude
        Aug. 27, 2017

        Maxwell Bates - Female Nude

        Est: $500 - $700

        Female Nude (graphite drawing, 17" x 12.5")

        Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
      • Maxwell Bates - Male Semi Nude Figure (Possibly Self Portrait)
        Aug. 27, 2017

        Maxwell Bates - Male Semi Nude Figure (Possibly Self Portrait)

        Est: $700 - $900

        Male Semi Nude Figure (Possibly Self Portrait) (charcoal and gouache, 23" x 17")

        Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
      • Maxwell Bates - Semi Nude Male Figure (Possibly Self Portrait)
        Jul. 08, 2017

        Maxwell Bates - Semi Nude Male Figure (Possibly Self Portrait)

        Est: $700 - $900

        Semi Nude Male Figure (Possibly Self Portrait)

        Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
      • Maxwell Bates - Female Nude
        Jul. 08, 2017

        Maxwell Bates - Female Nude

        Est: $500 - $700

        Female Nude

        Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
      • Maxwell Bates - Male Semi Nude Figure (Possibly Self Portrait)
        Jun. 11, 2017

        Maxwell Bates - Male Semi Nude Figure (Possibly Self Portrait)

        Est: $700 - $900

        Max Bates, Male Semi Nude Figure (Possibly Self Portrait) (charcoal & gouache, 23" x 17")

        Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
      • Maxwell Bates - Female Nude
        Jun. 11, 2017

        Maxwell Bates - Female Nude

        Est: $500 - $700

        Max Bates Female Nude (graphite drawing, 17" x 12.5")

        Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
      • Maxwell Bennett Bates Expressionist Lithograph
        Mar. 25, 2017

        Maxwell Bennett Bates Expressionist Lithograph

        Est: $200 - $300

        CANADA/ENGLAND, 1906-1980 A lithograph in colors by modern Expressionist Maxwell Bennet Bates. Titled "Official", the work depicts a formally dressed man within a curlicue pattern. Thework is pencil signed, titled, dated, and numbered 6 of 12 in the margin.

        Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
      • MAXWELL BENNETT BATES, R.C.A., EVICTION, watercolour and ink, 21.5 ins x 15 ins; 35.6 cms x 53.3 cms
        Nov. 21, 2016

        MAXWELL BENNETT BATES, R.C.A., EVICTION, watercolour and ink, 21.5 ins x 15 ins; 35.6 cms x 53.3 cms

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        MAXWELL BENNETT BATES, R.C.A.EVICTIONwatercolour and inksigned and dated “Sept. 1967” 21.5 ins x 15 ins; 35.6 cms x 53.3 cms Provenance:Private Collection, NewfoundlandNote:Bates’ work typically incorporates themes of isolation and alienation. In 1967, the year this watercolour was executed, Canada was celebrating a centennial year. Bates was living in Vancouver, having moved from Calgary in 1962. Vancouver was undergoing a programme of urban renewal which resulted in the sorts of evictions depicted here. Specific neighbourhoods were disrupted, some might even say targeted, including those primarily inhabited by ethnic minorities.Estimate: $6,000–8,000

        Waddington's
      • MAXWELL BENNETT BATES (CANADIAN, 1906-1980), UNTITLED (LOVE BIRDS), MONOPRINT; SIGNED AND DATED 1961 LOWER RIGHT (Sight, 18” x 24”)
        Mar. 10, 2016

        MAXWELL BENNETT BATES (CANADIAN, 1906-1980), UNTITLED (LOVE BIRDS), MONOPRINT; SIGNED AND DATED 1961 LOWER RIGHT (Sight, 18” x 24”)

        Est: -

        MAXWELL BENNETT BATES (CANADIAN, 1906-1980) UNTITLED (LOVE BIRDS)MONOPRINT; SIGNED AND DATED 1961 LOWER RIGHT (Sight, 18” x 24”)Estimate: $800—1,000

        Waddington's
      • Maxwell Bennett Bates, Canadian (1906-1980), Still Life With Plant and Dish, oil on board, 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
        May. 06, 2015

        Maxwell Bennett Bates, Canadian (1906-1980), Still Life With Plant and Dish, oil on board, 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)

        Est: $4,000 - $7,000

        signed and dated 1948 lower right

        Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
      • Maxwell Bennett Bates, Canadian (1906-1980), Young Woman, oil on canvas, 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.8 cm)
        May. 06, 2015

        Maxwell Bennett Bates, Canadian (1906-1980), Young Woman, oil on canvas, 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.8 cm)

        Est: $12,000 - $18,000

        signed and dated lower right

        Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
      • Maxwell Bennett Bates, Canadian (1906 - 1980), Children, watercolour and ink, 14 x 17 1/4 in. (35.5 x 43.8 cm)
        May. 14, 2014

        Maxwell Bennett Bates, Canadian (1906 - 1980), Children, watercolour and ink, 14 x 17 1/4 in. (35.5 x 43.8 cm)

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        signed and dated October 1964

        Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
      • MAXWELL BENNETT BATES, R.C.A., WOMAN OF NICE, oil on canvas, 36 ins x 30 ins; 91.4 cms x 76.2 cms
        Nov. 27, 2013

        MAXWELL BENNETT BATES, R.C.A., WOMAN OF NICE, oil on canvas, 36 ins x 30 ins; 91.4 cms x 76.2 cms

        Est: $15,000 - $20,000

        MAXWELL BENNETT BATES, R.C.A.WOMAN OF NICE, oil on canvas; signed and dated 1973; titled on the stretcher 36 ins x 30 ins; 91.4 cms x 76.2 cms Provenance: Charles Bronfman's Claridge Collection, MontrealNote: The year this work was painted, Bates was the subject of a major retrospective at the Vancouver Art Gallery, which was both a critical and popular success.Sold to benefit Historica Canada.

        Waddington's
      • Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on
        May. 15, 2013

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on

        Est: $15,000 - $25,000

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on canvas The Lonesome Road 36 x 30 inches 91.4 x 76.2 centimeters signed and dated 1970 Literature:Jack Shadbolt, ""Maxwell Bates (1906 - 1980)"", artscanada 37, December 1980 / January 1981, page 2 Patricia E. Bovey, A Passion for Art, The Art and Dynamics of the Limners, 1996, reproduced in a photograph of a scene from Maxwell Bates's seventieth birthday party, page 51 Provenance:Acquired as a wedding present in 1971 from the Artist by the present Private Collection, Scotland This work appears in a photograph of Maxwell Bates's seventieth birthday party at the Victoria home of Robin Skelton, a well-known poet and academic, with the guests dressed as figures from Bates's paintings. It is believed to be a self-portrait, the face an amalgam of dog / sheep / human features, clothing seemingly on backwards, an image consistent with Bates's sense of sardonic humour and use of social satire. The Lonesome Road could refer to his looking back over his struggle as an artist and as a human being - he was a survivor of a German prisoner of war camp and of a stroke in 1961. In a tribute, artist Jack Shadbolt wrote, "He saw the world around him with no illusions but with human tolerance...His was the realism of the compassionate satirist. His technique and vision stemmed from Max Beckmann, with whom he studied and whom he admired unreservedly, but his extensions out of such a beginning were his own and unique." Bates is one of Canada's most important Expressionists, and the Lonesome Road is an outstanding example of his intense and complex portraits.

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      • Maxwell Bennett Bates, Canadian (1906-1980), Untitled - Figures on A Country Road, oil on canvas, 15 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (39.3 x 49.5 c...
        May. 08, 2013

        Maxwell Bennett Bates, Canadian (1906-1980), Untitled - Figures on A Country Road, oil on canvas, 15 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (39.3 x 49.5 c...

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        signed and dated 1975 lower right

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      • Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian gouache and watercolour on paper The Scarecrow
        Mar. 28, 2013

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian gouache and watercolour on paper The Scarecrow

        Est: $3,000 - $4,000

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian gouache and watercolour on paper The Scarecrow 18 1/4 x 22 1/2 inches 46.3 x 57.1 centimeters signed and dated 1957 Provenance:Private Collection, Toronto

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      • Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian pastel on paper Terrace Scene from a French Village
        Mar. 28, 2013

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian pastel on paper Terrace Scene from a French Village

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian pastel on paper Terrace Scene from a French Village 19 1/2 x 13 inches 49.5 x 33 centimeters signed Provenance:Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver Private Collection, Vancouver

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      • Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian watercolour Chateau in a Wild Garden
        Mar. 28, 2013

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian watercolour Chateau in a Wild Garden

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian watercolour Chateau in a Wild Garden 15 1/4 x 22 inches 38.7 x 55.9 centimeters signed and dated 1977 and on verso titled and titled on the gallery label Provenance:The Backroom Gallery, Victoria Private Collection, Victoria This work is painted on plastic embossed on a printing plate for a page of the Victoria Daily Times dated Tuesday, February 1, 1966, page 16.

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      • Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on
        Nov. 22, 2012

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on

        Est: $15,000 - $20,000

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on canvas Garden Cafe at Empress Hotel 24 x 30 inches 61 x 76.2 centimeters signed and dated 1978 and on verso titled and inscribed ""$600"" on the gallery label Provenance:The Backroom Gallery, Victoria Private Collection, Victoria Private Collection, Vancouver Exhibited:The Backroom Gallery, Victoria, Maxwell Bates: Oils, Watercolours, Drawings, October 17 - 28, 1978 (a copy of the exhibition invitation is attached to the verso) Maxwell Bates was a singular figure in western Canadian art - an architect, poet and painter, he was an expressionist who studied in New York with Max Beckmann and Abraham Rattner. In 1971, he founded the Limners, an artists' group in Victoria that focused on the human figure and the human condition, subjects important to Bates. His most sought-after works are scenes depicting groups of people in socially charged, stage-like settings such as art openings, cocktail parties and restaurant scenes, as in this fine example set in the iconic Empress Hotel in Victoria. In these scenes, people are together, yet apart, each living out their individual drama, emphasized by the strange figure in the background with the mask-like face who turns to face the viewer. In the foreground at the table is Bates himself - he was quite sociable, and sometimes positioned himself in his tableaus. Brilliant colouration in the green banquette and the reds and blues of clothing adds to the striking effect of the painting. Complex, intense and enigmatic, Bates's tableaus such as Garden Cafe at Empress Hotel are rich and compelling.

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      • Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on
        Aug. 30, 2012

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on canvas board Summer 16 x 20 inches 40.6 x 50.8 centimeters signed and on verso titled and stamped with the artist's stamp Provenance:Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary Private Collection, Vancouver

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      • Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on
        Jun. 28, 2012

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on

        Est: $3,000 - $4,000

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on canvas on board Untitled 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches 31.7 x 26.7 centimeters signed and dated 1948 faintly Provenance:A gift from the Artist By descent to the present Private Collection, Ontario

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      • Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on board Still Life
        May. 31, 2012

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on board Still Life

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on board Still Life 12 x 10 1/2 inches 30.5 x 26.7 centimeters signed and dated 1948 Provenance:Private Collection, Malta

        Heffel
      • MAXWELL BENNETT BATES, R.C.A. CLASSICAL BALL, watercolour and ink; signed and dated 1974 14 ins x 19.5 ins; 35 cms x 48.8 cms Provenance: Private Collection, Vancouver. Note: Bates moved from Calgary to Victoria in 1962 and became a member of the
        May. 25, 2012

        MAXWELL BENNETT BATES, R.C.A. CLASSICAL BALL, watercolour and ink; signed and dated 1974 14 ins x 19.5 ins; 35 cms x 48.8 cms Provenance: Private Collection, Vancouver. Note: Bates moved from Calgary to Victoria in 1962 and became a member of the

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        MAXWELL BENNETT BATES, R.C.A. CLASSICAL BALL, watercolour and ink; signed and dated 1974 14 ins x 19.5 ins; 35 cms x 48.8 cms Provenance: Private Collection, Vancouver. Note: Bates moved from Calgary to Victoria in 1962 and became a member of the Limners, a convivial group of artists who met socially and arranged exhibitions as a group. Considered a pioneer of expressionism in Canada, Bates reached his peak as he sought after directness, simplicity and intensity. Bates painted bold and colourful subjects of parties and receptions during the 1960s and 1970s.

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      • Maxwell Bennett Bates, ARCA, CSW, CGP, ASA, Canadian (1906-1980), Cowboy, monotype, gouache on wove paper, 26 x 19 in. (66 x 48.5 cm...
        May. 16, 2012

        Maxwell Bennett Bates, ARCA, CSW, CGP, ASA, Canadian (1906-1980), Cowboy, monotype, gouache on wove paper, 26 x 19 in. (66 x 48.5 cm...

        Est: $900 - $1,200

        signed and dated Maxwell Bates 1961

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      • Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on board St. Paul de Vence
        Sep. 29, 2011

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on board St. Paul de Vence

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on board St. Paul de Vence 24 x 30 inches 61 x 76.2 centimeters signed Provenance:Private Collection, Calgary

        Heffel
      • Maxwell Bates Figures & Houses
        Sep. 25, 2011

        Maxwell Bates Figures & Houses

        Est: $4,000 - $5,000

        Figures & Houses

        Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
      • Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian
        Jun. 30, 2011

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian

        Est: $600 - $800

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian lithograph Girl's Head 9 x 7 inches 22.9 x 17.8 centimeters signed, titled and editioned 9/13 Provenance:Private Collection, Vancouver

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      • Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian colour
        Jun. 30, 2011

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian colour

        Est: $600 - $800

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian colour lithograph Dancers 14 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches 36.2 x 26 centimeters signed, titled, editioned 17/19 and dated 1955 Provenance:Private Collection, Vancouver

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      • Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian
        Jun. 30, 2011

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian

        Est: $600 - $800

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian lithograph Cock and Hen 13 x 16 inches 33 x 40.6 centimeters signed, titled, editioned artist's proof and inscribed ""I certify that I printed this lithograph for Maxwell Bates in 1955"" by John Snow Provenance:Private Collection, Vancouver

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      • Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian
        Jun. 30, 2011

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian

        Est: $600 - $800

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian lithograph Ballet 13 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches 34.9 x 26.7 centimeters signed, titled, editioned 18/20 and dated 1955 Provenance:Private Collection, Vancouver

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      • MAXWELL BENNETT BATES, R.C.A., HUSBAND AND WIFE, watercolour and graphite, 18 1/2 ins x 13 ins; 46.3 cms x 32.5 cms
        May. 27, 2011

        MAXWELL BENNETT BATES, R.C.A., HUSBAND AND WIFE, watercolour and graphite, 18 1/2 ins x 13 ins; 46.3 cms x 32.5 cms

        Est: $3,000 - $4,000

        MAXWELL BENNETT BATES, R.C.A., HUSBAND AND WIFE, watercolour and graphite; signed and dated 1947. 18 1/2 ins x 13 ins; 46.3 cms x 32.5 cms.

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      • Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on
        May. 17, 2011

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on

        Est: $15,000 - $20,000

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on board Street Scene 48 x 30 inches 121.9 x 76.2 centimeters signed and dated 1968 and on verso signed, titled and inscribed ""931 Lakeview Ave., Victoria, BC"" on the frame Provenance:Private Collection, Toronto Maxwell Bates studied Abstract Expressionism with Max Beckmann in New York. This left an indelible mark on Bates's work, most strongly in terms of colour and composition. Bates was also affected by his experiences as a prisoner of war in Germany; his stark drawings from that time are an insightful window on the human condition. In his figurative work, he is deftly able to give us a sense of the character of his subjects in the glance of their eyes, the set of their lips, their posture and the colour of their skin. His placement of them in relation to one another is key to their particular story. Street Scene shows us a man with a world-weary face, a working class woman and a smaller, upward-glancing figure who stuffs something - perhaps money - into his pocket. The man and woman face us, his heavily lidded eyes direct in their gaze. This moment on a street corner is a classic example of Bates's interest in the human condition, the relationships between social classes and the relationships of everyday people with each another.

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      • Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on
        Mar. 31, 2011

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        Maxwell Bennett Bates 1906 - 1980 Canadian oil on board House 20 x 16 inches 50.8 x 40.6 centimeters signed and dated 1973 and on verso titled Provenance:Private Collection, Vancouver

        Heffel
      • MAXWELL BENNETT BATES, R.C.A. AT THE BEACH,
        Mar. 24, 2011

        MAXWELL BENNETT BATES, R.C.A. AT THE BEACH,

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        MAXWELL BENNETT BATES, R.C.A. AT THE BEACH, watercolour and ink; signed and dated "August 1987" 15 ins x 8 1/2 ins; 37.5 cms x 21.3 cms

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      • Maxwell Bennett Bates Canadian ASA, CGP, CSGA,
        Nov. 30, 2010

        Maxwell Bennett Bates Canadian ASA, CGP, CSGA,

        Est: $600 - $800

        Maxwell Bennett Bates Canadian ASA, CGP, CSGA, CSPWC, RCA [1906-1980] CHILDREN; 1957 colour lithograph on paper; ed. #11/15 17.75 x 13.75 in. (45.1 x 34.9 cm) signed, titled, dated & editioned

        Hodgins Art Auctions Ltd.
      • Maxwell Bennett Bates Canadian ASA, CGP, CSGA,
        Nov. 29, 2010

        Maxwell Bennett Bates Canadian ASA, CGP, CSGA,

        Est: $500 - $700

        Maxwell Bennett Bates Canadian ASA, CGP, CSGA, CSPWC, RCA [1906-1980] DANCERS; 1955 colour lithograph on paper; ed. #9/19 14 x 10.25 in. (35.6 x 26 cm) signed, titled & editioned

        Hodgins Art Auctions Ltd.
      • Maxwell Bennett Bates Canadian ASA, CGP, CSGA,
        Nov. 29, 2010

        Maxwell Bennett Bates Canadian ASA, CGP, CSGA,

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        Maxwell Bennett Bates Canadian ASA, CGP, CSGA, CSPWC, RCA [1906-1980] CANAL IN VENICE pastel on paper 22.5 x 18.5 in. (57.2 x 47 cm) signed

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