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From Don's Studio October 3 - 17, 2019

Blonde Girl and Seated Study

o/c 16 x 20  $950

Donald Houston Curley

1934-2009


Born in Nova Scotia, Don spent the last 30 years of his life living and painting in Chester with his wife Trudi and sons Dijon and Rene. Most mornings he could be found having coffee with his friend, artist Jose Valverde at Julien’s Bakery.


Don began his studies at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, moved on to Mount Allison, eventually finding his true home in New York at the Art Students League, where he studied with Frank J. Reilly and Dean Cornwell. He also attended The Royal Academy, London, England. "A Hopeless Dawn" is a result of time spent in the Tate Museum in London, where as a student he copied the work of Bramley, 1888, receiving a perfect mark for the result. As a hungry student, he sold this painting only to find it years later in an auction, when he purchased it back.


During the summer, Don would load up the car with paint supplies to paint with portrait artist, Daniel E. Greene in North Salem, New York. The figurative studies are from this time.


Don designed ten coins for the Royal Canadian Mint, and was inducted

into "Who's Who in American Art" and "Who's Who in International Art",

when in 1996 a stamp was printed in Switzerland. He was given Honourary

Fellow of the International Biography Association, Cambridge, England,

and awarded Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal 2002,

presented by Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.


Over the years, Don showed his work at Continental Gallery in Montreal, Quebec; Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, Texas, Whitten Gallery, King Ontario; Buckingham Fine Art, Uxbridge, Ontario and Gallery 1667, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Upcoming Show October 3 to 17, 2019...

A Hopeless Dawn

o/c 28 x 36  $..... (framed)

private silent auction on-site

The Fisherman

o/c 18 x 24  $6500 (framed) SOLD

Potato Pickers

o/b 12 x 16  $2500 (framed)

Seated Girl in Black Dress

o/c 28 x 22  $850

"Yvonne"

Collection of Trudi Curley

Not For Sale

Mirror Mirror

o/c 20 x 16  $950

Brunette in Green Shirt

o/c 20 x 16  $850

Seated Brunette in Beige

o/c 20 x 24  $950

Blonde Girl Profile

o/c 20 x 16  $850

Girl with Long Blonde Hair

o/c 20 x 16  $850

Austrian Girl

o/c 20 x 16  $850 (framed)

Detail of "A Hopeless Dawn"

The Artist

o/c 16 x 20  $4200 (framed) SOLD

Small Head Study - pony tail

o/c 12 x 9  $800  SOLD

Man in Cowboy Hat

o/c 20 x 16  $850

Older Man

o/c 20 x 24  $850

Portrait of Man and Rifle

o/b 18 x 28  $2500

Crossing the Stream

o/b 20 x 36  $2500  SOLD

Study of Female Mallard

o/b 18 x 24  $950 (framed)

Preparing for Flight

o/b 24 x 18  $1200

Eagle Head

o/b 6 x 8  $275  SOLD

Cape Breton Cove

o/b 6 x 8  $575

Haida Gwaii Island

o/b 6 x 8  $575  SOLD

Haida Gwaii Rock Face

o/b 6 x 8  $575  SOLD

Hawaii plein air #2

o/b 5 x 7  $250

Hawaii plein air #1

o/b 5 x 7  $250

Bus Stop

o/b 18 x 24  $2800

Released for auction... "A Hopeless Dawn"

Studies and Paintings by Donald Curley released for sale

Gold River, NS., Study

o/b 6 x 8  $575  SOLD

Kittiwake Study

o/b 6 x 8  $575

Rara Avis Costa Rica

o/b 24 x 18  $600

Jamaica - Dunn's Falls

o/c 8 x 10  $600

Auction Process for “A Hopeless Dawn” by Donald Curley


Bidding Process


Option A:

Bids may be submitted over the telephone to Amicus Gallery 902 275- 2496 or by coming in to the Gallery. You will be advised if you have been out bid at the time of offer. Last bidder will be advised if subsequently over-bid, offering an opportunity to bid higher. The amount of the bids will not be disclosed to any party.

Minimum Bid: $10,000

Bids Increments to be in $1,000 amounts


Option B:

Automatic bidding is the easiest way to bid.

Simply submit the highest price you're willing

to pay for an item. If someone outbids you,

we'll let you know so you can decide if you want

to increase your maximum limit.


Bidding on items can be exciting, but it is a

contractual obligation. When you're deciding on

your maximum bid, be sure you're happy to pay

that amount if you win the auction.


Dollars are in Canadian

Minimum Bid: $10,000

Bids secured by credit card number which will be

an optional payment method if the bid is successful.


Bidding will close on October 17 at 4:00pm (ADT)

Atlantic Daylight Time based on Chester, Nova Scotia

local time as shown on Amicus Gallery computer


Released for sale...

Portrai of a Man with a Rifle

o/c 18 x 28 $2500  SOLD