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Painter, Wall painter, b. 1912 - d. 1968

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      • Miller Gore Brittain Pencil Pastel Torso Yellow
        Oct. 22, 2022

        Miller Gore Brittain Pencil Pastel Torso Yellow

        Est: $100 - $15,000

        Miller Gore Brittain (1912 – 1968), pencil and pastel on paper, entitled Torso in Yellow, signed lower right MGB and dated 1961; Provenance : La Galerie Shayne, Montreal + written estate inventory card attached. Paper measures 14 inches H x 11 W (according to inventory card. Frame measures 20.5 x 15 inches W.

        Kavanagh Auctions
      • "Miller Brittain: In Focus" by Alex Mogelon
        Feb. 08, 2021

        "Miller Brittain: In Focus" by Alex Mogelon

        Est: $400 - $500

        Hardcover book with slipcase, published by Simon Dresdnere Publishers Inc., 1981. Edition of 290. The first 25 copies are numbered in Roman Numerals from I to XXV; this copy is VI, signed by the author. 208 pages; 34 tipped-in colour plates, 74 B&W tipped-in or printed illustrations. Grey cloth spine with grey and white stripe boards. Matching grey slipcase.

        Peter Estey Fine Art & Auctions
      • Miller Gore Brittain (Canadian, 1912-1968), Untitled (Two "Sun" Figures)
        Sep. 30, 2020

        Miller Gore Brittain (Canadian, 1912-1968), Untitled (Two "Sun" Figures)

        Est: $1,000 - $1,400

        Pastel on paper, 1961

        Peter Estey Fine Art & Auctions
      • Miller Gore Brittain (Canadian, 1912-1968), Untitled
        Sep. 30, 2020

        Miller Gore Brittain (Canadian, 1912-1968), Untitled

        Est: $2,000 - $2,500

        Pastel on paper, 1966

        Peter Estey Fine Art & Auctions
      • Miller Gore Brittain (Canadian, 1912-1968), "Portrait of Luke Rombout"
        Sep. 30, 2020

        Miller Gore Brittain (Canadian, 1912-1968), "Portrait of Luke Rombout"

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        Pencil on paper, 1956.

        Peter Estey Fine Art & Auctions
      • Miller Gore Brittain "Head in the Wind", printed 1981
        Mar. 23, 2020

        Miller Gore Brittain "Head in the Wind", printed 1981

        Est: $300 - $400

        Miller Gore Brittain (Canadian, 1912-1968), "Head in the Wind", serigraph, printed 1981. Numbered 122/29, unframed. Published by Simon Dresdnere Publishers Inc., Toronto, 1981. Originally accompanied by the book “Miller Brittain in Focus” by Alex Mogelon. This is one of two serigraphs that were part of the edition. Unframed.

        Peter Estey Fine Art & Auctions
      • MILLER GORE BRITTIAN (CANADIAN, 1912-1968) LEAVING THE CLOTHING DEPOT; HEAD IN THE WINDTWO COLOUR SERIGRAPHS; EACH INSCRIBED A.P. LOWER LEFT; STAMP AND INITIALED LOWER RIGHT (Former image, 22.5” x 18”) (Latter image, 18” x 21.5”)Estimate: $200—300
        Feb. 02, 2017

        MILLER GORE BRITTIAN (CANADIAN, 1912-1968) LEAVING THE CLOTHING DEPOT; HEAD IN THE WINDTWO COLOUR SERIGRAPHS; EACH INSCRIBED A.P. LOWER LEFT; STAMP AND INITIALED LOWER RIGHT (Former image, 22.5” x 18”) (Latter image, 18” x 21.5”)Estimate: $200—300

        Est: -

        MILLER GORE BRITTIAN (CANADIAN, 1912-1968), LEAVING THE CLOTHING DEPOT; HEAD IN THE WIND, TWO COLOUR SERIGRAPHS; EACH INSCRIBED A.P. LOWER LEFT; STAMP AND INITIALED LOWER RIGHT (Former image, 22.5” x 18”) (Latter image, 18” x 21.5”)

        Waddington's
      • MILLER GORE BRITTAIN (CANADIAN, 1912-1968), MILLER BRITTAIN: IN FOCUS, ORIGINAL FOLIO (Simon Dredsnere Publishing Inc.) CONTAINING TWO COLOUR SERIGRAPHS “LEAVING THE CLOTHING DEPOT” & “HEAD IN THE WIND”; EACH NUMBERED 55/290, WITH ARTIST
        Sep. 29, 2016

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN (CANADIAN, 1912-1968), MILLER BRITTAIN: IN FOCUS, ORIGINAL FOLIO (Simon Dredsnere Publishing Inc.) CONTAINING TWO COLOUR SERIGRAPHS “LEAVING THE CLOTHING DEPOT” & “HEAD IN THE WIND”; EACH NUMBERED 55/290, WITH ARTIST

        Est: -

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN (CANADIAN, 1912-1968) MILLER BRITTAIN: IN FOCUSORIGINAL FOLIO (Simon Dredsnere Publishing Inc.) CONTAINING TWO COLOUR SERIGRAPHS “LEAVING THE CLOTHING DEPOT” & “HEAD IN THE WIND”; EACH NUMBERED 55/290, WITH ARTIST STAMP AND INITIALS (Former image, 22.5” x 18”) (Latter image, 18” x 21.5”) TOGETHER WITH ORIGINAL 45 LP (1963) “The Voice of Miller Brittain” AND A BOOK “MILLER BRITAIN: IN FOCUS” by Alex Mogelon; Published by Simon Dresdnere Publshing Inc., 1981; NUMBERED 55 (out of 290 copies) SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND MGB STAMP INITIALED CT (Cecelia Toomik). Note: Folio has water stain at bottom center, see photo.Estimate: $400—600

        Waddington's
      • MILLER GORE BRITTAIN, UNTITLED - NUDE FIGURE, mixed media on paper, laid down on card, sight 22.5 ins x 16.25 ins; 40.6 cms x 55.9 cms
        Sep. 22, 2016

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN, UNTITLED - NUDE FIGURE, mixed media on paper, laid down on card, sight 22.5 ins x 16.25 ins; 40.6 cms x 55.9 cms

        Est: -

        MILLER GORE BRITTAINUNTITLED - NUDE FIGUREmixed media on paper, laid down on cardsigned with initials and dated ‘60 sight 22.5 ins x 16.25 ins; 40.6 cms x 55.9 cms Provenance:Celia Toomik, Saint JohnBy descent to the present ownerLiterature:Tom Smart, Miller Brittain: When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, 2007, page 135 for a photograph of the artist in his studio ca. 1960.Estimate: $2,000–3,000

        Waddington's
      • MILLER GORE BRITTAIN, MOTHER AND CHILD, coloured chalk, sight 13.75 ins x 9 ins; 34.9 cms x 22.9 cms
        Mar. 05, 2015

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN, MOTHER AND CHILD, coloured chalk, sight 13.75 ins x 9 ins; 34.9 cms x 22.9 cms

        Est: -

        MILLER GORE BRITTAINMOTHER AND CHILDcoloured chalksigned with initials and dated '48 sight 13.75 ins x 9 ins; 34.9 cms x 22.9 cms Estimate: $700-900

        Waddington's
      • MILLER GORE BRITTAIN, MOTHER AND CHILD, coloured chalk heightened with white, sight 15 ins x 12 ins; 34.9 cms x 22.9 cms
        Mar. 05, 2015

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN, MOTHER AND CHILD, coloured chalk heightened with white, sight 15 ins x 12 ins; 34.9 cms x 22.9 cms

        Est: -

        MILLER GORE BRITTAINMOTHER AND CHILDcoloured chalk heightened with whitesigned with initials and dated '53 sight 15 ins x 12 ins; 34.9 cms x 22.9 cms Provenance:Private Collection, TorontoEstimate: $1,000-1,500

        Waddington's
      • MILLER GORE BRITTAIN (CANADIAN, 1912-1968), LEAVING THE CLOTH DEPOT; HEAD IN THE WIND, TWO SERIGRAPHS IN IT'S ORIGINAL FOLIO (Simon Dredsnere Publishing Inc.) AND A 45 LP "The Voice of Miller Brittain"; EACH NUMBERED 243/290; STAMPED LOWER RIGHT
        Jan. 29, 2015

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN (CANADIAN, 1912-1968), LEAVING THE CLOTH DEPOT; HEAD IN THE WIND, TWO SERIGRAPHS IN IT'S ORIGINAL FOLIO (Simon Dredsnere Publishing Inc.) AND A 45 LP "The Voice of Miller Brittain"; EACH NUMBERED 243/290; STAMPED LOWER RIGHT

        Est: -

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN (CANADIAN, 1912-1968) LEAVING THE CLOTH DEPOT; HEAD IN THE WINDTWO SERIGRAPHS IN IT'S ORIGINAL FOLIO (Simon Dredsnere Publishing Inc.) AND A 45 LP "The Voice of Miller Brittain"; EACH NUMBERED 243/290; STAMPED LOWER RIGHT (Former image, 22.5" x 18") (Latter image, 18" x 21.5")Estimate: $300-400

        Waddington's
      • MILLER GORE BRITTAIN, SEATED NUDE, coloured chalks, heightened with white, 21.5 ins x 15 ins; 54.6 cms x 38.1 cms
        Nov. 24, 2014

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN, SEATED NUDE, coloured chalks, heightened with white, 21.5 ins x 15 ins; 54.6 cms x 38.1 cms

        Est: $1,800 - $2,200

        MILLER GORE BRITTAINSEATED NUDEcoloured chalks, heightened with whitesigned with initials and dated '48 21.5 ins x 15 ins; 54.6 cms x 38.1 cms Provenance:Private Collection, Toronto

        Waddington's
      • MILLER GORE BRITTAIN
        Dec. 05, 2013

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN SEATED NUDE, conte; signed with initials and dated '56 14 ins x 12.5 ins; 35.6 cms x 31.8 cms Provenance: Private Collection, Ontario

        Waddington's
      • Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian charcoal on paper Portrait
        Mar. 28, 2013

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian charcoal on paper Portrait

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian charcoal on paper Portrait 15 x 18 1/2 inches 38.1 x 47 centimeters signed and dated 1954 Provenance:Private Collection, New Brunswick

        Heffel
      • Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian graphite
        Feb. 28, 2013

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian graphite

        Est: $1,600 - $2,000

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian graphite and chalk on card Portrait of a Young Woman 16 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches 42.5 x 29.2 centimeters initialed and dated 1957 Provenance: Private Collection, Nova Scotia

        Heffel
      • MILLER BRITTAIN IN FOCUS
        Feb. 21, 2013

        MILLER BRITTAIN IN FOCUS

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Alex Mogelon, Simon Dresdnere Publishers, 1981, folio, illustrated with numerous colour plates contained in a hard shell slipcase, together with two photo-serigraphs and a recording of Miller Brittains voice, this edition is signed by the; Condition: Good condition.

        Walker's
      • Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian pastel on paper Torsos
        Jan. 31, 2013

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian pastel on paper Torsos

        Est: $1,200 - $1,600

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian pastel on paper Torsos 13 1/1 x 7 1/2 inches 35.6 x 19 centimeters Provenance:The George Waddington Galleries, Montreal By descent to the present Private Collection, Vancouver Please note: the sheet size is 14 x 8 3/4 inches.

        Heffel
      • Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian mixed media on paper Figure
        Jan. 31, 2013

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian mixed media on paper Figure

        Est: $1,200 - $1,600

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian mixed media on paper Figure 13 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches 34.3 x 19 centimeters initialed and dated 1958 Provenance:The George Waddington Galleries, Montreal By descent to the present Private Collection, Vancouver Please note: the sheet size is 14 x 8 3/4 inches.

        Heffel
      • MILLER GORE BRITTAIN (CANADIAN, 1912-1968) LEAVING
        Nov. 15, 2012

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN (CANADIAN, 1912-1968) LEAVING

        Est: $150 - $200

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN (CANADIAN, 1912-1968) LEAVING THE CLOTH DEPOT; HEAD IN THE WIND; TWO COLOUR SERIGRAPHS IN IT'S ORIGINAL FOLIO (Simon Dredsnere Publishing Inc.) AND A 45 LP "The Voice of Miller Brittain"; EACH NUMBERED 70/290; STAMPED LOWER RIGHT (Former image, 22.5" X 18") (Latter image, 18" X 21.5)

        Waddington's
      • MILLER GORE BRITTAIN (CANADIAN, 1912-1968) HEAD IN
        Sep. 13, 2012

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN (CANADIAN, 1912-1968) HEAD IN

        Est: $400 - $500

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN (CANADIAN, 1912-1968) HEAD IN THE WIND; LEAVING THE CLOTH DEPOT; TWO COLOUR SERIGRAPHS; EACH NUMBERED 90/290; STAMPED LOWER RIGHT (Former image, 18" x 21.5") (Latter image, 22.5" x 18") Note: Latter has water stain on mat at top and glass crack bottom right.

        Waddington's
      • Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian pastel
        Jul. 26, 2012

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian pastel

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian pastel on paper Young Girl 15 3/4 x 11 inches 40 x 27.9 centimeters initialed, dated 1962 and inscribed ""3"" in the margin and on verso inscribed ""639B"" Provenance:Acquired from the Estate of the Artist Private Collection, California

        Heffel
      • Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian pastel
        Jul. 26, 2012

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian pastel

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian pastel and pencil on paper Woman 15 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches 38.7 x 24.8 centimeters initialed and dated 1960 Provenance:Kastel Gallery, Montreal Private Collection, California

        Heffel
      • Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian conte
        Jun. 28, 2012

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian conte

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian conte crayon on paper Standing Figure 18 x 11 3/4 inches 45.7 x 29.8 centimeters signed and dated 1962 Provenance:Private Collection, Toronto Please note: this work is archivally matted but unframed.

        Heffel
      • MILLER GORE BRITTAIN FIGURES ON A RED PLAIN, pastel; signed with initials and dated '52 17 ins x 24 ins; 42.5 cms x 60 cms
        May. 25, 2012

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN FIGURES ON A RED PLAIN, pastel; signed with initials and dated '52 17 ins x 24 ins; 42.5 cms x 60 cms

        Est: $3,000 - $4,000

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN FIGURES ON A RED PLAIN, pastel; signed with initials and dated '52 17 ins x 24 ins; 42.5 cms x 60 cms

        Waddington's
      • Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian conte crayon on paper Standing Figure
        Mar. 29, 2012

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian conte crayon on paper Standing Figure

        Est: $3,000 - $4,000

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian conte crayon on paper Standing Figure 18 x 11 3/4 inches 45.7 x 29.8 centimeters signed and dated 1962 Provenance:Private Collection, Toronto Please note: this work is archivally matted but unframed.

        Heffel
      • MILLER GORE BRITTAIN
        Mar. 15, 2012

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN POUR QUI LES FLEURS, 1983, pastel; signed 57 ins x 25 ins; 142.5 cms x 62.5 cms Provenance: Galerie L'Art francais Ltee, Montreal. Private Collection, Montreal.

        Waddington's
      • MILLER GORE BRITTAIN
        Mar. 15, 2012

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN JOSSI STERN, mixed media; signed with initials and dated '62 15 ins x 11.5 ins; 37.5 cms x 28.8 cms Provenance: Wallack Galleries, Ottawa. Private Collection, Montreal.

        Waddington's
      • MILLER GORE BRITTAIN
        Mar. 15, 2012

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN TREED LANDSCAPE, pastel; signed and dated '39 17.5 ins x 13.25 ins; 43.8 cms x 33.1 cms

        Waddington's
      • Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian pastel
        Jan. 26, 2012

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian pastel

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian pastel on paper Mask in a Landscape 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches 36.8 x 26.7 centimeters signed and on verso titled and inscribed ""Inventory No. 722-B"" on the Cecelia Toomik label Provenance:Private Collection, New Brunswick

        Heffel
      • Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian oil on board Swimmers
        Nov. 24, 2011

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian oil on board Swimmers

        Est: $18,000 - $24,000

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian oil on board Swimmers 15 x 19 inches 38.1 x 48.3 centimeters Provenance:By descent to the present Private Collection, New York Miller Brittain's most prized compositions date from the 1930s and 1940s, after he had returned home to Saint John, New Brunswick, following his studies at the Art Students League in New York. He remains the Canadian artist most closely associated with the Depression-era American art that celebrated the struggles and joys of the working man and his family. Mothers pushing baby carriages in the park, amateur actors rehearsing a play, a crush of shoppers in a market or on the street - these depictions of his neighbours and friends were Brittain's focus in the years before he enlisted in the Canadian Air Force. While in the service he produced a series of fine drawings of military life, most of which are now housed in the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. As seen here, Brittain was not averse to illustrating the foibles of his subjects while remaining empathetic to their enjoyment of simple pleasures. His facility in handling compositions with multiple figures brought him greatly deserved attention in his monumental mural designs, and this is equally notable in Swimmers.

        Heffel
      • Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian pastel on illustration board Cross-Country Skiers
        May. 26, 2011

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian pastel on illustration board Cross-Country Skiers

        Est: $4,000 - $5,000

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian pastel on illustration board Cross-Country Skiers 20 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches 51.4 x 41.3 centimeters signed and dated 1947 Provenance:Private Collection, New Brunswick Private Collection, Ontario Private Collection, Toronto

        Heffel
      • MILLER GORE BRITTAIN 1912 - 1968
        May. 26, 2011

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN 1912 - 1968

        Est: $40,000 - $60,000

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN 1912 - 1968 PROMENADE oil on board 50.8 by 40.6 cm. 20 by 16 in.

        Sotheby's
      • MILLER GORE BRITTAIN (CANADIAN, 1912-1968) RED
        Mar. 24, 2011

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN (CANADIAN, 1912-1968) RED

        Est: $150 - $250

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN (CANADIAN, 1912-1968) RED CROSS CLOTHING DEPOT; COLOUR SERIGRAPH 143-290 Image 22.8" x 18" - 57.9 x 45.7 cm.

        Waddington's
      • MILLER GORE BRITTAIN (CANADIAN, 1912-1968) HEAD IN
        Mar. 24, 2011

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN (CANADIAN, 1912-1968) HEAD IN

        Est: $150 - $250

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN (CANADIAN, 1912-1968) HEAD IN THE WIND; COLOUR SERIGRAPH 143-290 Image 18" x 22" - 45.7 x 55.9 cm.

        Waddington's
      • Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian mixed
        Nov. 27, 2010

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian mixed

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian mixed media on paper Mother and Child 20 x 10 inches 50.8 x 25.4 centimeters signed and dated 1952 and on verso titled and inscribed No. 24 Mother and Child on an old cardboard backing Provenance:Private Collection, Wisconsin

        Heffel
      • Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian oil on
        May. 29, 2010

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian oil on

        Est: $5,000 - $6,000

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian oil on board Odalisque 24 x 30 inches 61 x 76.2 centimeters signed and dated 1955 Literature:Miller Brittain, Galerie Dresdnere, 1975, reproduced catalogue #27, unpaginated J. Russell Harper, Miller Brittain - Painter, Owens Art Gallery, 1981, reproduced catalogue #23, unpaginated Alex Mogelon, Miller Brittain: In Focus, 1981, reproduced page 125 Tom Smart, Miller Brittain, When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 2007, pages 128 and 129, reproduced page 129 Provenance:Estate of the Artist, inventory #64-A Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto Private Collection, Toronto Private Estate, Toronto Exhibited:Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, Miller Brittain, October 4 - 25, 1975 Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, Miller Brittain - Painter, May 10 - June 15, 1981, traveling to the New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, the Galerie Restigouche, Campbellton, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, Miller Brittain, When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears, April 12 - June 15, 2008, traveling in 2008 - 2009 to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's, the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, the New Brunswick Museum, Saint John and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

        Heffel
      • Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian graphite
        May. 29, 2010

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian graphite

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian graphite on paper Preparatory Drawing for the Tuberculosis Hospital Mural 7x 10 inches 17.8 x 25.4 centimeters Literature:Tom Smart, Miller Brittain, When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 2007, page 80, listed page 170 Provenance:Mrs. Margaret Brittain, the Artist's mother, Saint John, NB By descent to the present Private Collection, New York Exhibited:The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, Miller Brittain, When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears, April 12 - June 15, traveling in 2008 - 2009 to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's, the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, the New Brunswick Museum, Saint John and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Fresh from high school graduation at the age of 17, Miller Brittain registered at New York's Art Students League, where he studied from fall of 1930 through pring of 1932. He returned home to Saint John inspired by the encouragement of his instructors and the exciting Social Realist art then on view in New York. By the late 1930s, Brittain's work was receiving attention from many quarters and he was asked by the director of the Saint John Tuberculosis Hospital to consider tackling a major project for that institution's surgical wing - two large-scale murals depicting the causes and cure of tuberculosis. Brittain first completed another mural commission that still hangs at the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. He then began to lay out the plans for the hospital mural in the fall of 1941, producing charcoal drawings in both large and small formats. In 1942, with the large cartoons almost finished, Brittain was informed that funds were not available to continue the project. Because the images were never transferred, the large cartoons, most measuring over 9 x 9 feet, have survived and are now in the collection of the New Brunswick Museum. More detailed information and photographs of the mural cartoons can be found in When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears, where Tom Smart writes: ""These drawings are astonishing testaments to Brittain's drawing talent and his power as an artist who understood the dynamics of multi-figure compositions and their ability to carry a didactic and political message.""

        Heffel
      • Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian conté
        May. 29, 2010

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian conté

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian conté and pencil on paper Lunch Counter 14 x 11 inches 35.6 x 27.9 centimeters Literature:Tom Smart, Miller Brittain, When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 2007, listed page 170 Provenance:Mrs. Margaret Brittain, the Artist's mother, Saint John, New Brunswick By descent to the present Private Collection, New York Exhibited:The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, Miller Brittain, When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears, April 12 - June 15, traveling in 2008 - 2009 to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's, the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, the New Brunswick Museum, Saint John and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

        Heffel
      • Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian graphite and colored pencil on paper Girl and Beach Ball
        Mar. 25, 2010

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian graphite and colored pencil on paper Girl and Beach Ball

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian graphite and colored pencil on paper Girl and Beach Ball 14 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches 37.5 x 27.3 centimeters on verso titled, dated 1967 on a label and numbered with the Miller Brittain inventory #708B Provenance:Private Collection, Toronto

        Heffel
      • Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian pastel
        May. 28, 2009

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian pastel

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian pastel and pencil on paper Grief 17 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches 45.4 x 30.2 centimeters signed and dated 1962

        Heffel
      • Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian mixed
        Jan. 29, 2009

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian mixed

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian mixed media on paper Female Figure 17 3/4 x 12 inches 45.1 x 30.5 centimeters signed and dated 1963 Provenance:Private Collection, Montreal

        Heffel
      • MILLER GORE BRITTAIN FIGURE AND FLOWERS
        Nov. 26, 2008

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN FIGURE AND FLOWERS

        Est: -

        MILLER GORE BRITTAIN FIGURE AND FLOWERS

        Joyner
      • Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian pastel on paper Bathers Under Orange Sky AOL0505-E02700-001 21.25 x 17inches 54 x 43.2 centimeters signed and dated 1953 and on verso titled Provenance: Acquired directly from the Estate of the Artist by the
        May. 28, 2005

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian pastel on paper Bathers Under Orange Sky AOL0505-E02700-001 21.25 x 17inches 54 x 43.2 centimeters signed and dated 1953 and on verso titled Provenance: Acquired directly from the Estate of the Artist by the

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        Miller Gore Brittain 1912 - 1968 Canadian pastel on paper Bathers Under Orange Sky AOL0505-E02700-001 21.25 x 17inches 54 x 43.2 centimeters signed and dated 1953 and on verso titled Provenance: Acquired directly from the Estate of the Artist by the present Private Collection, Vancouver

        Heffel
      • Miller Gore Brittain Canadian C.S.G.A. [1912-1968] CONTEMPLATIVE HEAD; 1963 Mixed media on paper 17.5 x 11.75 ins. : 44 x 29 cm Initialed, titled & dated E1200-1800 Provenance: Estate of M. Brittain, Inv. No. 135-B
        May. 31, 2004

        Miller Gore Brittain Canadian C.S.G.A. [1912-1968] CONTEMPLATIVE HEAD; 1963 Mixed media on paper 17.5 x 11.75 ins. : 44 x 29 cm Initialed, titled & dated E1200-1800 Provenance: Estate of M. Brittain, Inv. No. 135-B

        Est: -

        Miller Gore Brittain Canadian C.S.G.A. [1912-1968] CONTEMPLATIVE HEAD; 1963 Mixed media on paper 17.5 x 11.75 ins. : 44 x 29 cm Initialed, titled & dated E1200-1800 Provenance: Estate of M. Brittain, Inv. No. 135-B

        Hodgins Art Auctions Ltd.
      • Artist: MILLER GORE BRITTAIN - [1912-1968] Canadian Title: Contemplative Head Media: mixed media on paper Size: 16 x 10 in. / 41 x 25 cm. Dated: 1963 Notes: signed with initials and dated lower right; bears title and estate inventory # '135-B' on
        Nov. 23, 2003

        Artist: MILLER GORE BRITTAIN - [1912-1968] Canadian Title: Contemplative Head Media: mixed media on paper Size: 16 x 10 in. / 41 x 25 cm. Dated: 1963 Notes: signed with initials and dated lower right; bears title and estate inventory # '135-B' on

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        Artist: MILLER GORE BRITTAIN - [1912-1968] Canadian Title: Contemplative Head Media: mixed media on paper Size: 16 x 10 in. / 41 x 25 cm. Dated: 1963 Notes: signed with initials and dated lower right; bears title and estate inventory # '135-B' on label verso ESTIMATE:

        Levis Auction
      • Miller Gore Brittian (Canadian,1912-68)
        May. 20, 2003

        Miller Gore Brittian (Canadian,1912-68)

        Est: £300 - £500

        Contemplative Headpastel and pencil44 x 30 cm.

        Bonhams
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