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    • Hortense Mattice Gordon (1886-1961) Canadian, O/B
      Jan. 07, 2023

      Hortense Mattice Gordon (1886-1961) Canadian, O/B

      Est: $200 - $400

      Colorful abstract on board, prominently signed on front, and marked on back, 1942. From the same generation as the Group of Seven, Hortense Gordon broke away from the traditional style of her peers and became a trailblazer for modern abstract painting in Canada. Gordon painted landscape and still life compositions in her early years and transitioned into a non-representational style as a result of her travels to New York and Europe. Following her husband’s death in 1940, Gordon enrolled in German artist Hans Hofmann’s School of Art, in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Hofmann’s teachings can be seen in Gordon’s work from this period as she began to refine the shapes, color and spatial composition of her paintings. Overall Size: 17 x 15 in. Sight Size: 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.

      Sarasota Estate Auction
    • Hortense Gordon - Portrait
      Feb. 29, 2020

      Hortense Gordon - Portrait

      Est: $300 - $500

      Portrait

      Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
    • Hortense Gordon - Portrait
      Jan. 04, 2020

      Hortense Gordon - Portrait

      Est: $300 - $500

      Portrait

      Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
    • Hortense Gordon - Portrait
      Dec. 14, 2019

      Hortense Gordon - Portrait

      Est: $300 - $500

      Portrait

      Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
    • Hortense Mattice Gordon
      Nov. 26, 2019

      Hortense Mattice Gordon

      Est: $600 - $900

      Hortense Mattice Gordon, ARCA, CSGA, (1887-1961). "Hogs Back, Rideau River". Oil on masonite. Signed. Signed and titled on reverse. Provenance: Kastel Gallery Montreal. 14" x 18"

      Empire Auctions
    • Hortense Gordon - Portrait
      Nov. 24, 2019

      Hortense Gordon - Portrait

      Est: $300 - $500

      Portrait (pastel, 25" x 19", unframed)

      Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
    • MODERN FIGURAL ON PAPER, HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON
      Aug. 21, 2019

      MODERN FIGURAL ON PAPER, HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON

      Est: $400 - $800

      Artist signed, and dated, by the pioneer of Canadian modernist art. Grease pencil on paper, signed and dated by Hortense Mattice Gordon (1886-1961), Canadian abstract artist and member of the Painters Eleven, a collective of abstract artists active 1953-1960 who helped develop modernist art in Canada. Artist: Hortense Mattice Gordon Issued: 1993 Dimensions: 25"H x 25"W Country of Origin: Canada

      Lion and Unicorn
    • ABSTRACT SKETCH ON PAPER BY HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON
      Aug. 21, 2019

      ABSTRACT SKETCH ON PAPER BY HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON

      Est: $200 - $300

      Artist signed and dated by the pioneer of Canadian modernist art. Mixed color Abstract sketch, black and red, on paper signed and dated by Hortense Mattice Gordon (1886-1961), Canadian abstract artist and member of the Painters Eleven, a collective of abstract artists active 1953-1960 who helped modernist art in Canada. Slight damage in upper left section. Artist: Hortense Mattice Gordon Issued: 1948 Dimensions: 24"H x 16"W Country of Origin: Canada

      Lion and Unicorn
    • Hortense Crompton Mattice Gordon Oil Painting
      Jul. 18, 2019

      Hortense Crompton Mattice Gordon Oil Painting

      Est: $100 - $1,000

      Hortense Crompton Mattice Gordon, Ontario Canada (1886 - 1961). Oil on canvas board. 6" x 8". 'Studio Impressions' 1954. Good condition. Examine all photos closely. Contact AAG for more detailed information if needed. AAG is not responsible for any errors or omissions to any lots. All sales are final and sold as is. In house shipping continental U.S. $20 plus 2% insurance. Canada shipping $40 plus 2% insurance. Will combine shipping. (1149)

      Abington Auction Gallery
    • HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1887-1961), PORT SCENE, OIL ON CANVAS BOARD; UNSIGNED, 14.8 x 18 in — 37.5 x 45.1 cm
      Feb. 15, 2018

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1887-1961), PORT SCENE, OIL ON CANVAS BOARD; UNSIGNED, 14.8 x 18 in — 37.5 x 45.1 cm

      Est: $400 - $500

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1887-1961)PORT SCENEOIL ON CANVAS BOARD; UNSIGNED14.8 x 18 in — 37.5 x 45.1 cmEstimate: $400—500

      Waddington's
    • HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1887-1961), SEASIDE VILLAGE AND HARBOUR, OIL ON CANVAS BOARD; UNSIGNED, 14.8 x 17.5 in — 37.5 x 45.1 cm
      Feb. 15, 2018

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1887-1961), SEASIDE VILLAGE AND HARBOUR, OIL ON CANVAS BOARD; UNSIGNED, 14.8 x 17.5 in — 37.5 x 45.1 cm

      Est: $400 - $500

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1887-1961)SEASIDE VILLAGE AND HARBOUROIL ON CANVAS BOARD; UNSIGNED14.8 x 17.5 in — 37.5 x 45.1 cmEstimate: $400—500

      Waddington's
    • HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1887-1961), IN PORT, CHERBOURG, OIL ON ARTIST BOARD; SIGNED LOWER RIGHT; SIGNED AND TITLED IN PENCIL VERSO; ALSO SIGNED AND DATED JULY - 1926 IN PENCIL VERSO, 11.3" x 13.6" — 28.7 x 34.5 cm.
      Jun. 29, 2017

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1887-1961), IN PORT, CHERBOURG, OIL ON ARTIST BOARD; SIGNED LOWER RIGHT; SIGNED AND TITLED IN PENCIL VERSO; ALSO SIGNED AND DATED JULY - 1926 IN PENCIL VERSO, 11.3" x 13.6" — 28.7 x 34.5 cm.

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1887-1961) IN PORT, CHERBOURGOIL ON ARTIST BOARD; SIGNED LOWER RIGHT; SIGNED AND TITLED IN PENCIL VERSO; ALSO SIGNED AND DATED JULY - 1926 IN PENCIL VERSO11.3" x 13.6" — 28.7 x 34.5 cm.Estimate: $1,000—1,500

      Waddington's
    • HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1877-1961), FROM HARRISES’ VERANDAH OVERLOOKING VALLEY, 1942, OIL ON BOARD; TITLED AND SIGNED AT BURKE’S FALLS VERSO, 9.5" x 13" — 24.1 x 33 cm.
      Sep. 29, 2016

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1877-1961), FROM HARRISES’ VERANDAH OVERLOOKING VALLEY, 1942, OIL ON BOARD; TITLED AND SIGNED AT BURKE’S FALLS VERSO, 9.5" x 13" — 24.1 x 33 cm.

      Est: -

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1877-1961) FROM HARRISES’ VERANDAH OVERLOOKING VALLEY, 1942OIL ON BOARD; TITLED AND SIGNED AT BURKE’S FALLS VERSO9.5" x 13" — 24.1 x 33 cm.Estimate: $600—800

      Waddington's
    • HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A., CAPE COD, 1954, oil on canvas board, 9 ins x 12 ins; 22.9 cms x 30.5 cms
      Sep. 22, 2016

      HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A., CAPE COD, 1954, oil on canvas board, 9 ins x 12 ins; 22.9 cms x 30.5 cms

      Est: -

      HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A.CAPE COD, 1954oil on canvas board 9 ins x 12 ins; 22.9 cms x 30.5 cms Provenance:Private Collection, OntarioEstimate: $1,000–1,500

      Waddington's
    • HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1877-1961), FROM HARRISES’ VERANDAH OVERLOOKING VALLEY, 1942, OIL ON BOARD; TITLED AND SIGNED AT BURKE’S FALLS VERSO, 9.5" x 13" — 24.1 x 33 cm.
      Aug. 25, 2016

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1877-1961), FROM HARRISES’ VERANDAH OVERLOOKING VALLEY, 1942, OIL ON BOARD; TITLED AND SIGNED AT BURKE’S FALLS VERSO, 9.5" x 13" — 24.1 x 33 cm.

      Est: -

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1877-1961) FROM HARRISES’ VERANDAH OVERLOOKING VALLEY, 1942OIL ON BOARD; TITLED AND SIGNED AT BURKE’S FALLS VERSO9.5" x 13" — 24.1 x 33 cm.Estimate: $1,000—1,500

      Waddington's
    • HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1887-1961), THE GARDEN, OIL ON BOARD; SIGNED LOWER RIGHT; SIGNED, TITLED TO LABEL VERSO, 20" x 24" — 50.8 x 61 cm.
      Jun. 30, 2016

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1887-1961), THE GARDEN, OIL ON BOARD; SIGNED LOWER RIGHT; SIGNED, TITLED TO LABEL VERSO, 20" x 24" — 50.8 x 61 cm.

      Est: -

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1887-1961) THE GARDENOIL ON BOARD; SIGNED LOWER RIGHT; SIGNED, TITLED TO LABEL VERSO20" x 24" — 50.8 x 61 cm.Estimate: $1,500—2,000

      Waddington's
    • Hortense Gordon (Canadian, 1886-1961)
      Jun. 20, 2015

      Hortense Gordon (Canadian, 1886-1961)

      Est: -

      Seder night, Oil on canvas, 27 x 41 cm , Signed,

      Yair Art Gallery
    • HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A., ABANDONED, oil on canvas, 30 ins x 40 ins; 76.2 cms x 101.6 cms
      May. 25, 2015

      HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A., ABANDONED, oil on canvas, 30 ins x 40 ins; 76.2 cms x 101.6 cms

      Est: $14,000 - $18,000

      HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A. ABANDONED oil on canvassigned 30 ins x 40 ins; 76.2 cms x 101.6 cms Provenance:Private Collection, OntarioLiterature:Iris Nowell, Painters Eleven: The Wild Ones of Canadian Art, Douglas & McIntyre, Toronto, 2010, page xxxvi, Preface.Note:Gordon's swaths of darkened colours rest atop a dusty, golden landscape. These forms - with their hints of turquoise and red - form blossoming cacti and oil rigs, the bones of oxen, an oasis in the imagination, and under the heat of the sun. Here, Gordon captures the sentiment that Iris Nowell expresses: Abstract art is "infinitely more than mere shapes and colours... (It) is an amalgam of energy, power and rhythm, the components that fire this art's ineffable energy." Abandoned in an uninhabited landscape, the artist conveys a distinct sense of fortitude and freedom.

      Waddington's
    • HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A., TIME, BOUND IN SPACE, oil on canvas, 24 ins x 22 ins; 61 cms x 55.9 cms
      May. 25, 2015

      HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A., TIME, BOUND IN SPACE, oil on canvas, 24 ins x 22 ins; 61 cms x 55.9 cms

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A. TIME, BOUND IN SPACE oil on canvassigned and dated '57; also signed and titled on the reverse 24 ins x 22 ins; 61 cms x 55.9 cms Provenance:Private Collection, OntarioExhibited:88th Annual Exhibition, Ontario Society of Artists, March 1960.Literature:Iris Nowell, Painters Eleven: The Wild Ones of Canadian Art, Douglas & McIntyre, Toronto, 2010, page 263 for a similar work entitled Orange and Yellows Bound in Space, 1952.Ian Vorres, "Work of Gordons seen part of city tradition," Hamilton Spectator, May 11, 1957.Note:"...Hortense Gordon embraced the rule that art is an endless search and experiment. Her life work thus is a gradual scintillating flight towards abstraction." Drawing inspiration from the rawness and splendour of Cubism, Gordon creates a juxtaposition of shapes, colour and energy. Time, Bound in Space is an impulsive burst; the calibres, spindles and ruby jewels of a watch sprung from its case. Gears and pivots, resemble planetary orbs, non-objective and boundless despite the work's title.

      Waddington's
    • Hortense Gordon Old Town
      Mar. 29, 2015

      Hortense Gordon Old Town

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Old Town

      Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
    • HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1887-1961), OVER THE BAY, OIL ON CANVAS; UNSIGNED, UNFRAMED - Note: poor condition, sold "as is"., 15.8" x 19.8" - 40.1 x 50.3 cm.
      Mar. 19, 2015

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1887-1961), OVER THE BAY, OIL ON CANVAS; UNSIGNED, UNFRAMED - Note: poor condition, sold "as is"., 15.8" x 19.8" - 40.1 x 50.3 cm.

      Est: -

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1887-1961) OVER THE BAYOIL ON CANVAS; UNSIGNED, UNFRAMED - Note: poor condition, sold "as is".15.8" x 19.8" - 40.1 x 50.3 cm.Estimate: $400-500

      Waddington's
    • HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A., UNTITLED (ABSTRACT INTERIOR), charcoal, Sight 15.75 ins x 11.75 ins; 40 cms x 29.8 cms
      Mar. 05, 2015

      HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A., UNTITLED (ABSTRACT INTERIOR), charcoal, Sight 15.75 ins x 11.75 ins; 40 cms x 29.8 cms

      Est: -

      HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A.UNTITLED (ABSTRACT INTERIOR)charcoalsigned Sight 15.75 ins x 11.75 ins; 40 cms x 29.8 cms Provenance:Petley Jones Gallery, VancouverPrivate Collection, TorontoEstimate: $700-900

      Waddington's
    • HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A., ABSTRACT CITYSCAPE, charcoal and pencil, 15.75 ins x 11.75 ins; 40 cms x 29.8 cms
      Sep. 18, 2014

      HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A., ABSTRACT CITYSCAPE, charcoal and pencil, 15.75 ins x 11.75 ins; 40 cms x 29.8 cms

      Est: -

      HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A.ABSTRACT CITYSCAPEcharcoal and pencilsigned 15.75 ins x 11.75 ins; 40 cms x 29.8 cms Estimate: $600-800

      Waddington's
    • HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1887-1961), UNTITLED (ABSTRACT), OIL ON CARD; SIGNED LOWER RIGHT, 23.7" x 17.8" - 60.2 x 45.2 cm.
      Aug. 26, 2014

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1887-1961), UNTITLED (ABSTRACT), OIL ON CARD; SIGNED LOWER RIGHT, 23.7" x 17.8" - 60.2 x 45.2 cm.

      Est: -

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON (CANADIAN, 1887-1961)UNTITLED (ABSTRACT)OIL ON CARD; SIGNED LOWER RIGHT23.7" x 17.8" - 60.2 x 45.2 cm.Estimate: $1,500-2,000

      Waddington's
    • HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A.
      Mar. 14, 2013

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A.

      Est: $1,500 - $2,000

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A. STILL LIFE, graphite; signed 16 ins x 12 ins; 40 cms x 30 cms Provenance: Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver. Private Collection, Toronto.

      Waddington's
    • HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A.DESIGN FOR WALLPAPER, gouache; signed twice 21 ins x 21 ins; 52.5 cms x 52.5 cms Provenance: Private Collection, Hamilton.Exhibited: Exhibition of Architecture and Allied Arts, Ontario Association of Architects,
      Nov. 26, 2012

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A.DESIGN FOR WALLPAPER, gouache; signed twice 21 ins x 21 ins; 52.5 cms x 52.5 cms Provenance: Private Collection, Hamilton.Exhibited: Exhibition of Architecture and Allied Arts, Ontario Association of Architects,

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A.DESIGN FOR WALLPAPER, gouache; signed twice 21 ins x 21 ins; 52.5 cms x 52.5 cms $6,000-8,000Provenance: Private Collection, Hamilton.Exhibited: Exhibition of Architecture and Allied Arts, Ontario Association of Architects, Toronto, date unknown.Literature: Iris Nowell, "Painters Eleven, The Wild Ones of Canadian Art," Vancouver/Toronto, 2010, pages 255 and 260.Note: Upon a visit to Michigan while in her teens, Hortense Gordon discovered artist William Morris, a designer well-represented in the American galleries who had lead the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain decades earlier. Returning to Canada, Gordon's interest in the crafts grew exponentially and she began working in her own studio with a kiln, teaching classes on china painting and pottery making. Relocating back to Hamilton in 1918 for a higher paying teaching position, Gordon created a ceramics course at the Hamilton Technical and Art School. As Iris Nowell points out, Gordon believed in making art that could be enjoyed by all: "She tried to uphold William Morris's commitment to bringing the highest standard of beauty into daily life..." It was her interest in function and art that lead to "Design for Wallpaper", a product of her two passions, painting and craftwork. The work was most likely done before the 1940s when Gordon's interest in Abstract Expressionism had gained momentum and she began to study under Hans Hofmann at his school in Provincetown, Massachusetts. After Gordon's death in 1963, Hans Hofmann stated: "Hortense Gordon was indeed an extraordinary person; always directed toward the future and progress in life and art, and determined to do her very best in her work...and the results and consequences have been remarkable and beautiful."

      Waddington's
    • HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A.ST. CATHERINES BAY, JERSEY, oil on canvas; signed 20 ins x 24 ins; 50 cms x 60 cms
      Nov. 26, 2012

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A.ST. CATHERINES BAY, JERSEY, oil on canvas; signed 20 ins x 24 ins; 50 cms x 60 cms

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A.ST. CATHERINES BAY, JERSEY, oil on canvas; signed 20 ins x 24 ins; 50 cms x 60 cms $2,000-3,000

      Waddington's
    • Hortense Mattice Gordon, ARCA, CSGA, P11, Canadian (1887-1961), Untitled (Abstract), oil on board, 24 x 18 in. (61 x 45.7 cm)
      Nov. 07, 2012

      Hortense Mattice Gordon, ARCA, CSGA, P11, Canadian (1887-1961), Untitled (Abstract), oil on board, 24 x 18 in. (61 x 45.7 cm)

      Est: $5,000 - $8,000

      signed and dated '48 lower right

      Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
    • Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian oil and graphite on canvas Untitled
      Mar. 29, 2012

      Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian oil and graphite on canvas Untitled

      Est: $5,000 - $6,000

      Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian oil and graphite on canvas Untitled 16 x 14 inches 40.6 x 35.6 centimeters signed Provenance:Estate of the Artist Estate of Reva Colerick, the Artist's cousin and Executor By descent to the family of Reva Colerick Private Collection, Ontario Please note: this work is accompanied by a letter of certification and the full provenance of this work from Jens Thielsen.

      Heffel
    • Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian oil on canvas Studio Impressions
      Mar. 29, 2012

      Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian oil on canvas Studio Impressions

      Est: $10,000 - $12,000

      Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian oil on canvas Studio Impressions 30 x 22 inches 76.2 x 55.9 centimeters signed twice and dated 1953 and on verso signed twice, titled on the stretcher and alternatively titled Afternoon Impressions on an exhibition label and inscribed "exhibited at Provincetown, 1958" Literature:Stuart MacCuaig, Climbing the Cold White Peaks: A Survey of Artists in and from Hamilton, 1910 - 1950, 1986, page 127 Provenance:Private Collection, Ontario Exhibited:Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, 1953, catalogue #33 Royal Canadian Academy Exhibition, Montreal, 1954, catalogue #38 Art Gallery of Hamilton, Second Sale of Fine Arts, 1957 Studio Impressions, painted in 1953, is an example of Hortense Gordon's transitional style from figurative to abstract painting. While there are traces of architectural forms still evident, her direction has clearly progressed to the abstract. The style and quality of this work likely influenced her close friend Ray Mead to invite Gordon into the group Painters Eleven, founded later this same year. This work has been exhibited in Hamilton, Montreal and as far afield as Provincetown, USA. Gordon spent many summers in Provincetown and exhibited with the Provincetown Art Association frequently. She became acquainted with the area while studying at the school of Hans Hofmann and later, exhibiting alongside contemporaries like William Ronald. Gordon was one of the first Canadian artists to learn from Hofmann. As Stuart MacCuaig relates, she was captivated by "his theories of positive and negative areas in painting, of suspension and movement, and of push and pull." Her use of shape and colour manifests this tension, generating a visual energy in this important Painters Eleven period work by the artist.

      Heffel
    • Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian oil on canvas Studio Impressions
      Nov. 24, 2011

      Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian oil on canvas Studio Impressions

      Est: $15,000 - $20,000

      Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian oil on canvas Studio Impressions 30 x 22 inches 76.2 x 55.9 centimeters signed twice and dated 1953 and on verso signed twice, titled on the stretcher and alternatively titled Afternoon Impressions on an exhibition label and inscribed "exhibited at Provincetown, 1958" Literature:Stuart MacCuaig, Climbing the Cold White Peaks: A Survey of Artists in and from Hamilton, 1910 - 1950, 1986, page 127 Provenance: Private Collection, Ontario Exhibited:Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, 1953, catalogue #33 Royal Canadian Academy Exhibition, Montreal, 1954, catalogue #38 Art Gallery of Hamilton, Second Sale of Fine Arts, 1957 Studio Impressions, painted in 1953, is an example of Hortense Gordon's transitional style from figurative to abstract painting. While there are traces of architectural forms still evident, her direction has clearly progressed to the abstract. The style and quality of this work likely influenced her close friend Ray Mead to invite Gordon into the group Painters Eleven, founded later this same year. This work has been exhibited in Hamilton, Montreal and as far afield as Provincetown, USA. Gordon spent many summers in Provincetown and exhibited with the Provincetown Art Association frequently. She became acquainted with the area while studying at the school of Hans Hofmann and later, exhibiting alongside contemporaries like William Ronald. Gordon was one of the first Canadian artists to learn from Hofmann. As Stuart MacCuaig relates, she was captivated by "his theories of positive and negative areas in painting, of suspension and movement, and of push and pull." Her use of shape and colour manifests this tension, generating a visual energy in this important Painters Eleven period work by the artist.

      Heffel
    • Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian mixed media on paper Old Inn, Near Folkestone
      Sep. 29, 2011

      Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian mixed media on paper Old Inn, Near Folkestone

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian mixed media on paper Old Inn, Near Folkestone 9 3/4 x 13 7/8 inches 24.8 x 35.2 centimeters signed and titled and on verso dated 1936 on the backing Provenance:Private Collection, Ontario Exhibited:Canadian Society of Graphic Art, 13th Annual Exhibition Art Gallery of Toronto, 1936 Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, 1936 Art Association of Montreal, 54th Spring Exhibition, 1937 Canadian Society of Graphic Art, Toronto, Loan Exhibition, 1938

      Heffel
    • Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian oil on canvas House on the Water
      Sep. 29, 2011

      Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian oil on canvas House on the Water

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian oil on canvas House on the Water 18 x 21 inches 45.7 x 53.3 centimeters on verso signed twice and inscribed "Unfinished sketch" and "sketch" Provenance:Private Collection, Ontario Please note: this work is unframed.

      Heffel
    • HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A. SPRING
      Sep. 22, 2011

      HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A. SPRING

      Est: $1,200 - $1,500

      HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A. SPRING THAW, oil on board; signed and dated /37, unframed 15 ins x 19 1/2 ins; 37.5 cms x 48.8 cms

      Waddington's
    • HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A. STILL LIFE OF
      Sep. 22, 2011

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A. STILL LIFE OF

      Est: $600 - $800

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A. STILL LIFE OF PEACHES, watercolour; signed and dated "Aug. 1914" 10 ins x 16 ins; 25 cms x 40 cms

      Waddington's
    • HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A. PORT
      Sep. 22, 2011

      HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A. PORT

      Est: $700 - $900

      HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A. PORT SCENE, oil on canvas board; unframed 14 3/4 ins x 17 3/4 ins; 36.9 cms x 44.4 cms

      Waddington's
    • HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A. SEASIDE
      Sep. 22, 2011

      HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A. SEASIDE

      Est: $700 - $900

      HORTENSE CROMPTON MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A. SEASIDE VILLAGE AND HARBOUR, oil on canvas board; unframed 14 3/4 ins x 17 3/4 ins; 36.9 cms x 44.4 cms

      Waddington's
    • HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A. STILL LIFE OF
      Jun. 02, 2011

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A. STILL LIFE OF

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A. STILL LIFE OF PEACHES, watercolour; signed and dated 1914 10 ins x 16 ins; 25 cms x 40 cms

      Waddington's
    • HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A., CUBIST ABSTRACTION, oil on canvas, 38 ins x 20 3/4 ins; 95 cms x 51.9 cms
      May. 27, 2011

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A., CUBIST ABSTRACTION, oil on canvas, 38 ins x 20 3/4 ins; 95 cms x 51.9 cms

      Est: $12,000 - $15,000

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A., CUBIST ABSTRACTION, oil on canvas; signed and dated '49. 38 ins x 20 3/4 ins; 95 cms x 51.9 cms. Provenance: Private Collection, British Columbia. Note: Dynamic, lucid essays, which combine abstraction and cubism, are typical of the work from 1949 (the year of Cubist Abstraction) by the resourceful and important Painters Eleven member Hortense Gordon. However, Cubist Abstraction is of an unusually large size and brightness of colour in her oeuvre of this moment, perhaps because she created this painting as a commission (The verso of the painting features a label, likely created by her niece Reva Colerick, who handled Gordon's estate, which reads "order from Ben's Restaurant, Montreal"). As with much of Gordon's work, the effect is at once lyrical and filled with rhythmic energy. Recognizable objects here maintain their identities when Gordon strips them of their original contexts by detailing their shapes and arranging them by form. Inevitably, suggestive associations emerge. Gordon likely received the Ben's Restaurant commission on one of the many visits she made to Montreal as she developed a warm working relationship with Gallery dealer Agnes Lefort. In November 1953, an important one-person show of Gordon's work travelled to Galerie Agnes Lefort, after it had opened the previous February at the Creative Gallery in New York and had been exhibited widely at public galleries in both the United States and Canada. The opening of the show in Montreal coincided with a meeting of the Royal Canadian Academy and would have served as something of an object lesson for that group of an artist who could use abstraction and related insights to illuminating effect. We would like to thank art historian, Joan Murray, for contributing the foregoing essay.

      Waddington's
    • HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A., UNTITLED, oil on board, 16 ins x 12 ins; 40 cms x 30 cms
      May. 27, 2011

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A., UNTITLED, oil on board, 16 ins x 12 ins; 40 cms x 30 cms

      Est: $2,500 - $3,000

      HORTENSE MATTICE GORDON, R.C.A., UNTITLED, oil on board; signed. 16 ins x 12 ins; 40 cms x 30 cms.

      Waddington's
    • Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian oil on board Early Morning, York Cathedral
      Feb. 24, 2011

      Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian oil on board Early Morning, York Cathedral

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian oil on board Early Morning, York Cathedral 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches 24.1 x 31.1 centimeters signed and on verso signed and titled Provenance: Private Collection, Ontario On verso inscribed: ""City of York, England"" on the artist's label and inscribed ""This picture was painted about 5 a.m. from a window of the London and North Eastern Hotel, looking toward 'York Cathedral', H.M.G""

      Heffel
    • Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian watercolour on paper on board Autumn
      Feb. 24, 2011

      Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian watercolour on paper on board Autumn

      Est: $600 - $800

      Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian watercolour on paper on board Autumn 10 x 13 inches 25.4 x 33 centimeters signed and dated 1925 and on verso signed and titled Provenance: Private Collection, Ontario Please note: this work is unframed.

      Heffel
    • Hortense Mattice Gordon (Canadian, 1887-1961) Morning...
      Nov. 29, 2010

      Hortense Mattice Gordon (Canadian, 1887-1961) Morning...

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      Morning... signed and indistinctly titled 'HORTENSE M. GORDON/ Morning....' (lower right) oil on canvas laid on card 26 x 33.1cm (10 1/4 x 13 1/16in).

      Bonhams
    • Hortense Mattice Gordon (Canadian, 1887-1961) ALONE
      Nov. 29, 2010

      Hortense Mattice Gordon (Canadian, 1887-1961) ALONE

      Est: £5,000 - £7,000

      ALONE signed and titled 'HORTENSE M. GORDON' on the reverse oil on canvas 76.8 x 56.5cm (30 1/4 x 22 1/4in).

      Bonhams
    • Hortense Crompton Mattice Gordon Canadian
      Jun. 16, 2010

      Hortense Crompton Mattice Gordon Canadian

      Est: $200 - $300

      Hortense Crompton Mattice Gordon Canadian (1887-1961) STILL LIFE-BASKET OF APPLES watercolour signed and dated August 1914 10 x 16 in.

      Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
    • Hortense Mattice Gordon, ARCA Canadian (1887-1961)
      Apr. 13, 2010

      Hortense Mattice Gordon, ARCA Canadian (1887-1961)

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      Hortense Mattice Gordon, ARCA Canadian (1887-1961) ABSTRACTION oil on canvas signed and dated 1951 28 x 24 in.

      Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
    • Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian oil
      Nov. 26, 2009

      Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian oil

      Est: $12,000 - $15,000

      Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian oil on canvas Nirvana "30 x 25 inches 76.2 x 63.5 centimeters signed and dated 1958 and on verso signed, titled, dated and inscribed """"Painters 11, Montreal"""" on the stretcher and on a label Provenance:Kaspar Gallery, Toronto Private Collection, Ontario Exhibited:Park Gallery, Toronto, Painters 11, May 23, 1958 Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hortense Mattice Gordon, ARCA, 1887 - 1961: A Retrospective Exhibition, March 1963 One of Canada's most well-established artists prior to the inception of Painters Eleven was Hortense Gordon. An art instructor based in Hamilton, she was vigilant in her own practice and took her art and commitment to exhibiting seriously. When she was asked in 1953 to join Painters Eleven as one of their founding members, she welcomed the opportunity. It was her background in applied design that made her work so attractive to fellow members such as William Ronald and Oscar Cahén. Her style of abstraction was her own, as Pain ers Eleven did not adhere to a unified notion of the abstract. What makes her painting unique is her ability to utilize colour to amplify composition, and Nirvana is a brilliant example of how her use of colour creates a mood of serenity and harmony. Although considered an abstraction, there are architectural forms within the painting. Gordon's work was well-received, and was shown in the exhibition entitled Canadian Women Artists at Riverside Museum, New York, in 1952 and at the 20th Annual Exhibition of American Abstract Artists with Painters Eleven in 1956. "

      Heffel
    • Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian oil
      Sep. 24, 2009

      Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian oil

      Est: $3,000 - $4,000

      Hortense Mattice Gordon 1887 - 1961 Canadian oil on board Abstract 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches 39.4 x 39.4 centimeters signed and dated 1952 and on verso titled and dated on a gallery label Provenance:Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver Private Collection, Vancouver

      Heffel
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