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    • Mabel Killam Day Drawing - Nova Scotia Landscape
      Nov. 09, 2023

      Mabel Killam Day Drawing - Nova Scotia Landscape

      Est: $500 - $750

      Mabel Killam Day (Canadian, 1884-1959). Drawing of Nova Scotia landscape, undated. A beautiful pencil drawing by Mabel Killam Day presenting a rural landscape in her native Nova Scotia. Handwritten notations throughout the composition indicating colors and elements of the landscape suggest that this drawing was a study for a painting by the artist. Additional notes handwritten on a separate sheet of note paper accompany the drawing as well. In the composition, Day welcomes the viewer to visually amble along a winding road surrounded by a serene agrarian world. Charming barns and farmhouses line the fields and dot the hillsides in the distance, all beneath a big open sky. A captivating drawing by Mabel Killam Day who at one point in her career was a member of the Experimentalists - a group of women artists who "sought to place essence before object, expression before representation, and interpretation before imitation". Size (sight view): 9.375" L x 11.6" W (23.8 cm x 29.5 cm) Size (including matte): 16.125" L x 18.125" W (41 cm x 46 cm) About the Artist: "Mabel Killam was born in Yarmouth in 1884 to a prosperous family. She started her formal studies under John Hammond at Mount Allison Ladies College in Sackville, New Brunswick graduating in 1904. Following graduation she went to New York where she studied with the great artist and teacher Robert Henri at the Art Students League. In 1909 Henri established his own school of art with a handful of students including Mabel Killam, Edward Hopper and George Bellows. Henri's modernist approach was reflected in his choice of subject-matter including the activity on the city streets around him and the industrialized world that characterized modern cities. In 1910 Killam married Frank Parker Day, a Rhodes scholar who had recently returned to Canada from Oxford to teach English at the University of New Brunswick. Two years later the Days moved to Pittsburgh where Day became Director of Academic Studies at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. During the First World War Day served in France while his wife lived in England. They returned to Pittsburgh at the end of the war. Soon after arriving back in Pittsburgh Mabel Killam Day became involved in the artistic community in that city. She joined a group of women artists to form the Experimentalists who sought to incorporate change in their art. The group valued tradition and academic training as a starting point for their personal vision of the contemporary world. In their work they sought to place essence before object, expression before representation, and interpretation before imitation. In 1933 Frank Day's declining health forced the family to return to Nova Scotia. Mabel continued to paint in her studio at the family property on Lake Annis in Yarmouth County. She died in Yarmouth in 1960. Mabel Killam Day had a distinguished exhibition career starting with the acceptance of her work by the Montreal Museum of Fine Art in 1910. While in Pittsburgh she exhibited frequently in major exhibitions in the city and Philadelphia. In 1927 her work was accepted for the prestigious 40th Annual Exhibition of American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Following her return to Nova Scotia she exhibited widely and frequently in that province. In 1937 a major solo exhibition of her work was organized by Zwicker’s Gallery. It was a retrospective exhibition, including a number of major paintings reflecting her distinguished artistic career. Tragedy struck when the interior of the gallery, and Mabel Day's paintings were gutted by fire. Day was a woman artist at a time it was unfashionable. Also, she lived a major part of her life in the Maritime Provinces, also unfashionable at that time. However, the quality of her painting and the significant recognition it received in the United States bears witness to the significant contribution that Day made to the artistic development of Canada in the first half of the twentieth century." (Artnet Biography) Provenance: private Louisville, Colorado, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #180992

      Artemis Gallery
    • Mabel Killam Day Painting - Tree in Winter
      Oct. 26, 2023

      Mabel Killam Day Painting - Tree in Winter

      Est: $1,800 - $2,500

      Mabel Killam Day (Canadian, 1884-1959). "Tree in Winter" oil on board, undated. Signed "M. Day" at lower right. A beautiful winter scene by Mabel Killam Day presenting a lone tree during a winter snowfall, rendered in an expressive, painterly manner. A member of the Experimentalists - a group of women artists who "sought to place essence before object, expression before representation, and interpretation before imitation" - Day achieved all of these goals in "Tree in Winter" with her visual poetry. Size (sight view): 9.5" L x 11.5" W (24.1 cm x 29.2 cm) Size (frame): 14.125" L x 16.125" W (35.9 cm x 41 cm) About the Artist: "Mabel Killam was born in Yarmouth in 1884 to a prosperous family. She started her formal studies under John Hammond at Mount Allison Ladies College in Sackville, New Brunswick graduating in 1904. Following graduation she went to New York where she studied with the great artist and teacher Robert Henri at the Art Students League. In 1909 Henri established his own school of art with a handful of students including Mabel Killam, Edward Hopper and George Bellows. Henri’s modernist approach was reflected in his choice of subject-matter including the activity on the city streets around him and the industrialized world that characterized modern cities. In 1910 Killam married Frank Parker Day, a Rhodes scholar who had recently returned to Canada from Oxford to teach English at the University of New Brunswick. Two years later the Days moved to Pittsburg where Day became Director of Academic Studies at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. During the First World War Day served in France while his wife lived in England. They returned to Pittsburgh at the end of the war. Soon after arriving back in Pittsburgh Mabel Killam Day became involved in the artistic community in that city. She joined a group of women artists to form the Experimentalists who sought to incorporate change in their art. The group valued tradition and academic training as a starting point for their personal vision of the contemporary world. In their work they sought to place essence before object, expression before representation, and interpretation before imitation. In 1933 Frank Day's declining health forced the family to return to Nova Scotia. Mabel continued to paint in her studio at the family property on Lake Annis in Yarmouth County. She died in Yarmouth in 1960. Mabel Killam Day had a distinguished exhibition career starting with the acceptance of her work by the Montreal Museum of Fine Art in 1910. While in Pittsburgh she exhibited frequently in major exhibitions in the city and Philadelphia. In 1927 her work was accepted for the prestigious 40th Annual Exhibition of American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Following her return to Nova Scotia she exhibited widely and frequently in that province. In 1937 a major solo exhibition of her work was organized by Zwicker’s Gallery. It was a retrospective exhibition, including a number of major paintings reflecting her distinguished artistic career. Tragedy struck when the interior of the gallery, and Mabel Day's paintings were gutted by fire. Day was a woman artist at a time it was unfashionable. Also, she lived a major part of her life in the Maritime Provinces, also unfashionable at that time. However, the quality of her painting and the significant recognition it received in the United States bears witness to the significant contribution that Day made to the artistic development of Canada in the first half of the twentieth century." (Artnet Biography) Provenance: private Louisville, Colorado, USA collection, acquired from Schooner Books Ltd., Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 30, 1992 All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #180999

      Artemis Gallery
    • Mabel Killam Day Drawing - Nova Scotia Landscape
      Sep. 01, 2023

      Mabel Killam Day Drawing - Nova Scotia Landscape

      Est: $600 - $900

      Mabel Killam Day (Canadian, 1884-1959). Drawing of Nova Scotia landscape, undated. A beautiful pencil drawing by Mabel Killam Day presenting a rural landscape in her native Nova Scotia. Handwritten notations throughout the composition indicating colors and elements of the landscape suggest that this drawing was a study for a painting by the artist. Additional notes handwritten on a separate sheet of note paper accompany the drawing as well. In the composition, Day welcomes the viewer to visually amble along a winding road surrounded by a serene agrarian world. Charming barns and farmhouses line the fields and dot the hillsides in the distance, all beneath a big open sky. A captivating drawing by Mabel Killam Day who at one point in her career was a member of the Experimentalists - a group of women artists who "sought to place essence before object, expression before representation, and interpretation before imitation". Size (sight view): 9.375" L x 11.6" W (23.8 cm x 29.5 cm) Size (including matte): 16.125" L x 18.125" W (41 cm x 46 cm) About the Artist: "Mabel Killam was born in Yarmouth in 1884 to a prosperous family. She started her formal studies under John Hammond at Mount Allison Ladies College in Sackville, New Brunswick graduating in 1904. Following graduation she went to New York where she studied with the great artist and teacher Robert Henri at the Art Students League. In 1909 Henri established his own school of art with a handful of students including Mabel Killam, Edward Hopper and George Bellows. Henri's modernist approach was reflected in his choice of subject-matter including the activity on the city streets around him and the industrialized world that characterized modern cities. In 1910 Killam married Frank Parker Day, a Rhodes scholar who had recently returned to Canada from Oxford to teach English at the University of New Brunswick. Two years later the Days moved to Pittsburgh where Day became Director of Academic Studies at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. During the First World War Day served in France while his wife lived in England. They returned to Pittsburgh at the end of the war. Soon after arriving back in Pittsburgh Mabel Killam Day became involved in the artistic community in that city. She joined a group of women artists to form the Experimentalists who sought to incorporate change in their art. The group valued tradition and academic training as a starting point for their personal vision of the contemporary world. In their work they sought to place essence before object, expression before representation, and interpretation before imitation. In 1933 Frank Day's declining health forced the family to return to Nova Scotia. Mabel continued to paint in her studio at the family property on Lake Annis in Yarmouth County. She died in Yarmouth in 1960. Mabel Killam Day had a distinguished exhibition career starting with the acceptance of her work by the Montreal Museum of Fine Art in 1910. While in Pittsburgh she exhibited frequently in major exhibitions in the city and Philadelphia. In 1927 her work was accepted for the prestigious 40th Annual Exhibition of American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Following her return to Nova Scotia she exhibited widely and frequently in that province. In 1937 a major solo exhibition of her work was organized by Zwicker’s Gallery. It was a retrospective exhibition, including a number of major paintings reflecting her distinguished artistic career. Tragedy struck when the interior of the gallery, and Mabel Day's paintings were gutted by fire. Day was a woman artist at a time it was unfashionable. Also, she lived a major part of her life in the Maritime Provinces, also unfashionable at that time. However, the quality of her painting and the significant recognition it received in the United States bears witness to the significant contribution that Day made to the artistic development of Canada in the first half of the twentieth century." (Artnet Biography) Provenance: private Louisville, Colorado, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #180992

      Artemis Gallery
    • Mabel K. Day ptg. Hillside Stairway Conversation
      Sep. 29, 2018

      Mabel K. Day ptg. Hillside Stairway Conversation

      Est: $300 - $500

      Day, Mabel K. (American 1884 - 1959), Hillside Stairs Conversation, Pittsburgh, circa 1930's , oil on artist's board, 13 x 10 inches, signed M. Day lower right, thin strip wood frame of the period, Provenance: Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Howard Tanning.

      Concept Art Gallery
    • MABEL K. DAY (AMERICAN, 1884-1959) NEW ENGLAND COASTAL SCENE Oil on canvas: 20 x 24 in.
      Jan. 28, 2017

      MABEL K. DAY (AMERICAN, 1884-1959) NEW ENGLAND COASTAL SCENE Oil on canvas: 20 x 24 in.

      Est: $600 - $900

      MABEL K. DAY (AMERICAN, 1884-1959) NEW ENGLAND COASTAL SCENE Oil on canvas: 20 x 24 in. Framed; lower right signed: Mabel K. Day

      Potomack Company
    • Day, Mabel K. (Schenectady, NY, 1884-1959)
      Jan. 01, 2004

      Day, Mabel K. (Schenectady, NY, 1884-1959)

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      oil on canvas "Sand Dunes , Nova Scotia." Signed l. r., mid 20th century, 29.25"h x 32.75"w.

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