Introducing the Working Materials Used by Artists
Pen & Ink Woodcuts
Charcoal Engravings
Pastels Lithographs
Watercolours Chromolithographs
Gouache Photogravures
Oils Photomechanical Reproductions
Some Basic Printmaking Techniques used in Canada
Fine Art Buyer's Consumer Alert
The Fakes Pages on all the ways you can get ripped off.
Fine Art Auctions - Should I buy at high end Toronto or Vancouver fine art auctions to be sure of getting genuine original art by famous artists?
My Bateman Prints - Should be worth a fortune by now... Right?
Sculpture Follies - Should I buy sculpture, instead of original art, to make sure I'm not getting hosed by fine art auctions?
Spending Lots at the Best Places - If I spend lots at the best places, like the rich people, and buy Krieghoff, or at Sotheby's, like the Thomson family, can I avoid getting ripped off?
Antiques Alert - Is there anywhere I can get educated about fakes in fine art, memorabilia, antiques, or books?
Book Collecting - Should I switch to collect books, instead of fine art or sculpture, to get good value for money?
Royal Ontario Museum - Can I trust the museum experts with information on antiques?
Estate Auctions - Are estate auctions my best bet for getting an honest deal with real antiques?
Military Bugles - Are military bugles a good investment?
Royalty Autographs - Real autographs, especially from celebrities, are easy to spot and rarely faked?
Horse Brass - Well I'm at least safe in buying real antique horse brass!
Antique Photographs - Well at least the camera does not lie!
Historic Photographers - Well at least the famous celebrity photographers won't lie to me!
ebay - If I buy on ebay I can find good, honest value for money?
Norval Morrisseau - Telling the real art from the fakes, of Canada's most famous Indian artist.
Money Banks - Is this the best place to put my money?
Signed Art - Buying art signed by the artist is the best bet!
Great Canadian Sculptors & Carvers
Allward, Walter Seymour (1875-1955) sculptor of Public Monuments, portrait busts
Cavicchiolli, Gino sculptor of portrait busts, painter
Coté, Jean-Baptiste (1834-1907) sculptor, carver of religious & historical figures
Fake Bronzes Sure they're out there - lots...
Hébert, Louis-Philippe 1 (1850-1917) sculptor of Public Monuments, portrait busts
Hébert, Louis-Philippe 2 (1850-1917)
Hébert, Louis-Philippe 3 (1850-1917)
Hunt III, Stan (1958- ) Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation, British Columbia
James, Charlie (1867-1938) Kwakwaka'wakw totem pole carver
Jobin, Louis (1845-1928) sculptor, carver of religious & historical figures
Laliberté, Alfred (1878-1953) sculptor, carver of religious & historical figures, Painter
MacCarthy, Hamilton 1 (1846-1939) sculptor of Public Monuments, portrait busts
MacCarthy, Hamilton 2 (1846-1939)
MacCarthy, Hamilton 3 (1846-1939)
Neel, Ellen (1916-1966) Kwakwaka'wakw totem pole carver
Stiglitz, Randy (1956- ) Coast Salish First Nation, British Columbia
Great Canadian Artists - Use Search Engine to Find Others
The Artists Major Artistic Preoccupations
Folk Art - JB Anderson Tom Cross, Hamilton, Ontario Memorial Watercolour 1885
Folk Art - Annie Rogers Queen Victoria Needlework - 1872
Folk Art - Anon US General Philip Sheridan - c 1875
Folk Art - Anon General Lord Roberts - 1910
Folk Art - Anon Lt. George E Laidlaw - 1885
Folk Art - Anon Minnehaha Angela Clarke, African Missionary, Memorial - 1893
Anonymous Fakes no labels, mislabeled, bad evaluations...
Anonymous Portrait Artist Lt. George E Laidlaw 1860-1927
Anonymous Portrait Artist Robert Farries Sr & Janet Harries c1870
Anonymous Naval Officer Victorian War Ships
Armstrong, William 1 (1822-1914) Ontario Indians, sailing & historic people, places, events
Armstrong, William 2 (1822-1914) - FAKE 2 test your forgery sleuthing skills
Armstrong, William 3 (1822-1914) - FAKE 1 forgery sold by Ontario auctioneer
Blatchly, WD (1838-1903) commercial artist, Riel Rebellion lithos
Brooks, Allan (1869-1945) wildlife bird artist
Brookes, Jeanette McClelland portraits of Canadian Indians
Caddy, John Herbert 1 (1801-1883) Canada East (Quebec) & West (ON) people, places, scenics
Caddy, John Herbert 2 (1801-1883)
Calvert, Fanny Colwill 1 (1848-1936) Guelph, Ontario area scenics, portraits, & still lifes 1898-1930s
Calvert, Fanny Colwill 2 (1848-1936)
Calvert, Fanny Colwill 3 (1848-1936)
Canadian Illustrated War News 1885 Riel Rebellion Souvenir Edition Lithographs
Chavignaud, Georges pastoral scenics
Cockburn, James Pattison (1779-1847) Canada East (Quebec) & Ontario (Niagara region) scenics
Cozzens, Frederic S (1856-1928) master of American marine art
Cresswell, William Nicoll (1818-1888) Ontario and Atlantic Canada maritime scenics
Cunanan, Art 1 (1948- ) Southern Ontario rural and nature scenics
Cunanan, Art 2 (1948- )
Delfosse, Georges (1869-1939) Quebec religious murals & portraits
FAB FIVE Great Canadian Artists Great Canadian Heritage and Historical Art
Hergel, James Edward (1961-) late 20th & early 21st century Canadian landscape art
Hicks, RPD (1903-1973) Southern Ontario scenics
Hider, AH 1 (1870-1952) Military professional artist of Canadian historic subjects
Hider, AH 2 (1870-1952) Advertising
Hider, AH 3 (1870-1952) Calendars
Hider, AH 4 (1870-1952) Horses
Hider, AH 5 (1870-1952) Historical
Hider, Russell J (1899-1992) Canadian northern and California landscapes
Heming, Arthur 1 (1870-1940) mystical Indian & northern wilderness themes & history subjects
Heming, Arthur 2 (1870-1940)
Heming, Arthur 3 (1870-1940)
Heming, Arthur 4 (1870-1940)
Heming, Arthur 5 (1870-1940)
Holdstock, Alfred Worsley (1820-1910) Laurentian & Ottawa River Valley scenics with Indians
Holloway, Edgar Alfred (1870-1941) British military uniform and children's illustration artist
Humme, Joseph Julius (1825-1889) Ontario Indian & northern wilderness subjects
Jacobi, Otto (1812-1901) Canada East (Quebec) & West (ON), & western scenics
Jefferys,CW 1 (1869-1951) professional artist of Canadian historic & heritage subjects
Jefferys,CW 2 (1869-1951)
Jefferys,CW 3 (1869-1951)
Kane, Paul western Canadian Indian scenes & portraits
Kelly, JD 1 (1862-1958) - General professional artist of Canadian historic subjects
Kelly, JD 2 (1862-1958) - Immigrants
Kelly, JD 3 (1862-1958) - Explorers
Kelly, JD 4 (1862-1958) - Quebec
Kelly, JD 5 (1862-1958) - Development 1
Kelly, JD 6 (1862-1958) - Development 2
Kelly, JD 7 (1862-1958) - Canadian Heroes 1
Kelly, JD 8 (1862-1958) - Canadian Heroes 2
Kelly, JD 9 (1862-1958) - Canadian Heroes 3
Kelly, JD 10 (1862-1958) - The Creative Kelly 1
Kelly, JD 11 (1862-1958) - The Creative Kelly 2
King, Charles Bird (1785-1862) (US) American Indian chiefs for McKenney & Hall 1818-1836
Knowles, Farquhar McGillivray (1859-1932) seascapes & harbour scenics 1890-1930
Krieghoff, Cornelius (1815-1872) 1 French Canada habitants, Indians, rural scenes 1850s & 60s
Krieghoff, Cornelius (1815-1872) 2
Lewis, Maud (1903-1970) naif Nova Scotia oxen, ship, winter & summer scenics
Lockwood, William (1803-1866) Canada East (Quebec) portrait painter
Moodie, Susanna (1883-1885) Canadian flowers, pioneer scenics
Morris, Edmund Montague (1871-1913) portraits of western Canadian Indian leaders
Morrisseau, Norval 1 (1932- ) mystical Indian motifs
Morrisseau, Norval 2 (1932- ) - FAKE FAKE mystical Indian motifs
Morrisseau, Norval 3 (1932- ) - FAKE
Morrisseau, Norval 4 (1932- ) - FAKE
Planding, Otto (1887-1964) early 20th century Ontario and Rocky Mountain scenics
Roberts William Goodridge (1904-74) impasto still life, portraits, scenic views of Ontario & Quebec
Rummell, Richard (1848-1924) American "Bird's Eye" panoramic cultural scenics
Staples, Owen 1 (1866-1949) professional artist of Canadian historic subjects
Staples, Owen 2 (1866-1949)
Stephenson, Lionel M (1854-1907) Fort Garry and Ontario scenics
Sweet, William Henry (1889-1949) Canadian water scenics
Verner, Frederick Arthur (1836-1928) Canadian buffalo and Indian scenics
Whale, John Claude (1852-1905) 1850s to 1900 Ontario landscapes, genre, portraits, still lifes
Whale, John Hicks (1829-1905)
Whale, Robert Reginald (1805-1887)
Whale, Robert Heard (1857-1906)
Wickson, Paul 1 (1860-1922) 1880s to 1920 rural Canadian lifestyle scenics
Wickson, Paul 2 (1860-1922)