Title: The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian
Artists at Auction Four Volume Set:
A-F; G-L; M-R; S-Z
Author: Westbridge, Anthony R. & Diana L. Bodnar
Publisher: Westbridge Publications Ltd.
Price:$135.00 (Can.) plus shipping & handling and applicable
Pages: : 672 total
Cover Type: Soft Cover
"I use it all the time.
And I assume that anyone in the business of collecting Canadian art
uses it too .This dictionary is one of the basic reference tools everyone
David P. Silcox, Managing Director, Sotheby's Canada Inc.
"This handy and concise secondary market dictionary is an invaluable
reference source and an essential addition to every Canadian art collector's
Robert Heffel, Vice President, Heffel Fine Art Auction House
"…this dictionary is an excellent and invaluable industry
resource, specializing as it does in Canada's most actively traded artists
at auction…it is a must for every collector's fine art reference
Geoffrey Joyner, President, Joyner Waddington's Fine Art
The Collector's Dictionary
of Canadian Artists at Auction is one of the most important reference
sources on Canadian artists yet published, and the first ever dictionary
of active Canadian secondary market artists. The four volume work has
taken more than three years to produce, and includes comprehensive biographical
listings on over 3000 Canadian artists and historical artists active
in Canada during their career, from the 1700s to the present. In addition,
there are more than 800 cross-references, an extensive bibliography,
and an important abbreviations database of prominent fine art societies
and institutions, both historical and contemporary. Volume one (A-F)
was published in 1999, volume two (G-L) in 2000, volume three (M-R)
in 2001, and volume four (S-Z) in 2003. The Dictionary, which provides
pertinent market information on both prominent and lesser known artists,
is the first comprehensive biographical reference source on secondary
market artists to be published in Canada.
Working in every medium from oil and watercolour to limited
edition prints and sculpture, the artists listed in the dictionary have
all had their work sell at auction at some time over the past 25 years
and have been recorded in one or more editions of the annual Canadian
Art Sales Index since 1980. Published in a handy, soft cover, pocket-book
format, the four volume set totals 672 pages.
Each artist entry includes, where known:
About the authors:
Anthony Westbridge has been involved with the art market in Canada
and internationally for over 25 years. He is the editor of the Westbridge
Art Market Report, a leading art market newsletter, and the Canadian
Art Sales Index now in its 23rd year. He is also the author of How to
Make Money Selling Art at Auction, and Made in Canada! An Investor's
Guide to the Canadian Art Market.
Diana L. Bodnar, M.A., M.L.S. received her Masters in Library
Science at the University of British Columbia and has been actively
involved in the heritage preservation and art library fields since 1975.
Her articles have appeared in several Canadian periodicals.