William Bill Duma

Canadian [b. 1936]

Alberta Society of Artists, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts

William Bill Duma was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1936. He received an “Honors Diploma” in 1962 from the Alberta College of Art. After graduating he traveled and studied for a year in Europe. He is a member of the Alberta Society of Artists and was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1995.

Bill is primarily a landscape painter and is noted for the quality of light, color and strength of design in his works. Although his main area of interest for subject matter is the Alberta landscape, he has also painted the landscapes of the Yukon, Newfoundland, Ontario and the American Southwest.

He has always been attracted to the fall and winter seasons, these themes are predominant in his work. As an avid fly fisherman, rivers, lakes and streams are often a source of inspiration for summer paintings. Bill is also a keen golfer and a jazz musician. He plays an upright bass weekly with friends.

He has received a variety of awards for his painting: Medal winner and purchase award in an international Italian Show, Best of Show in the All Alberta Show, Artist of the Year and purchase award, Trout Unlimited Canada and the Alberta College of Art and Design Founder’s award of excellence.

During his many years as a painter has participated in numerous one-man and group shows throughout Canada and abroad. His work is represented in many major public, corporate and private collections in Canada, USA and Europe, such as the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Massey Foundation Ottawa, the BC Government Collection, Mendel Art Gallery Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Alberta House in England and Japan, the Nickle Arts Museum, Edmonton Art Gallery, University of Alberta and the Glenbow Museum.

Bill comments: “Having a love of nature and her many moods, I would like to convey this feeling in my paintings in hope that others might find the same enjoyment: but also be stimulated into looking deeper within, where intimate moments with nature cause an inner awareness and we sense the integral relationship of nature, the universe and man.”

A Few Notable Results from Hodgins Art Auctions

William Bill Duma

BEND IN THE CROWSNEST RIVER
oil on canvas
30 x 40 in.

Sold for $ 2,800 (hammer price) – May 2014
A record price at auction for the artist

William Bill Duma

SNOW SHADOWS
acrylic on canvas
24 x 30 in.

Sold for $ 2,700 (hammer price) – November 2011

William Bill Duma

ALGONQUIN BLAZE
oil on canvas
24 x 30 in.

Sold for $ 2,200 (hammer price) – May 2014

William Bill Duma

TREES AND BUSH; 1994
acrylic on canvas
24 x 30 in.

Sold for $ 2,200 (hammer price) – June 2008

William Bill Duma

AUTUMN DAY
acrylic on canvas
24 x 30 in.

Sold for $ 2,100 (hammer price) – May 2011

William Bill Duma

COLOUR ALONG THE STREAM; 2007
oil on canvas
30 x 40 in.

Sold for $ 2,000 (hammer price) – May 2018

We are always seeking works by William Bill Duma to be included in future auctions.

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More Extensive Results from our Previous Auctions

480.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: William (Bill) Duma

Date: 1981

Medium: 1981

Dimensions: 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)

Notes:

signed lower right; signed, titled & dated verso

600.00
Estimate:
900.00
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LOT: 270

Auction: 2023 December | Hodgins Art Auctions

643.50
Price Realized: $

Artist: William (Bill) Duma

Title: EVENING GLOW

Date: 1989

Medium: 1989

Dimensions: 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)

Notes:

signed lower right; signed, titled & dated verso

600.00
Estimate:
900.00
 - 

LOT: 15

Auction: 2023 September | Hodgins Art Auctions

585.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: William (Bill) Duma

Title: CLOUDS OVER THE MOUNTAINS

Dimensions: 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)

Notes:

signed lower left; titled verso

600.00
Estimate:
900.00
 - 

LOT: 29

Auction: 2023 September | Hodgins Art Auctions

555.75
Price Realized: $

Artist: William (Bill) Duma

Title: BLACKBIRDS IN THE REEDS

Date: 1980

Medium: 1980

Dimensions: 26.75 x 28.75 in. (67.9 x 73 cm)

Notes:

signed & dated lower right in the glass and inscribed “Canadian Art Glass Studio” lower right in the leading

600.00
Estimate:
900.00
 - 

LOT: 88

Auction: 2023 September | Hodgins Art Auctions

327.60
Price Realized: $

Artist: William (Bill) Duma

Title: FLORAL MEDALLION – RED NICOTIANA

Dimensions: 24.75 x 24.75 in. (62.9 x 62.9 cm)

400.00
Estimate:
600.00
 - 

LOT: 87

Auction: 2023 September | Hodgins Art Auctions

643.50
Price Realized: $

Artist: William (Bill) Duma

Title: DARK REFLECTIONS

Date: 1980

Medium: 1980

Dimensions: 18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61 cm)

Notes:

signed lower left; signed, titled & dated on the stretcher verso

800.00
Estimate:
1,200.00
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LOT: 94

Auction: 2023 September | Hodgins Art Auctions

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