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House paint on plywood Portrait of a Man by the American outsider artist Purvis Young (1943-2010), signed upper right, 47 ½ inches by 24 inches (est.  CA$3,000-$4,000)

Canadiana & Folk Art Auction

Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. / October 8, 2022


A painting by acclaimed Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (1903-1980) titled Winter Sleigh Ride, an exquisite mixed media diorama by Adelard Brousseau of Quebec titled Maple Sugar Time (circa 1930), and an acrylic on paper by Canadian Woodland artist Norval Morrisseau (1932-2007) titled Ancestral Visitors, are a few of the expected top lots in Miller & Miller Auctions’ online-only Canadiana & Folk Art auction Saturday, October 8th. The 346-lot auction, beginning promptly at 9 am Eastern time, features a fresh to the market offering of Canadiana and folk art representing some of the oldest collections in the county. The backbone of the sale is built on the collection of the Honorable Jim Fleming, the former Canadian broadcaster and member of the House of Commons (1972-1984). Fleming’s search for Canada’s best folk art began in the 1970s. Much of what he offers is fully documented and his collection consists of world-class walking sticks and folk art carvings. Also offered will be Canadiana and folk art from Marty Osler, including hot outsider art, and items from the collection of Susan Murray, to include the Adelard Brousseau diorama. Internet bidding will be thru the Miller & Miller website (www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com), as well as LiveAuctioneers.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. While this is an Internet-only auction, with no in-person event to attend, bidders can tune in to the live webcast on Saturday, October 8th, to watch lots close in real time. Here’s a link to the sale: https://live.millerandmillerauctions.com/auctions/4-6ECOXS/canadiana-folk-art-featuring-the-jim-fleming-collection. To learn more, please visit www.millerandmillerauctions.com.