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Dale Auger

Canadian, Cree [1958-2008]

Dale Auger, born in High Prairie, Alberta, was a Sakaw Cree artist and storyteller from the Bigstone Cree Nation in northern Alberta and had a huge influence in both art and education until his untimely death from cancer in 2008 at the age of 50.

Dale Auger was a renowned artist whose vibrant acrylic and oil paintings are held in many notable public and private collections around the world. Through his strong, intensely colourful images, he told a story of his ancestors and the Native spiritual life.

Auger was an accomplished motivational speaker, playwright, comedian, and author of an award-winning children’s book, “Mwakwa – Talks to the Loon”, for which he was awarded Aboriginal Children’s Book of the Year in 2006; and received the 2007 R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature, along with many other honors.

Dr. Auger embodied the spirit of the loon which could live in many worlds. Dale studied at Grant MacEwan College, for which he was awarded the Alumni of the Year, Mount Royal College, Alberta College of Art and Design, and the University of Calgary, where he completed his Bachelor of Education in 1992; Master in Education in 1996; and, ultimately, his PhD. in Education in 1999.

He made his home in Bragg Creek, Alberta and was posthumously honoured as the 2009 inductee into the Western Art Show’s Hall of Fame at the world-famous Calgary Stampede.

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A Few Notable Results from Hodgins Art Auctions - Dale Auger

Dale Auger

CALLER OF THE MEDICINE LODGE; 1998
acrylic on canvas
36 x 36 ins.

Sold for $ 15,210 – September 2021

Record Price at Auction

Dale Auger - Hodgins Art Auctions

Dale Auger

THE TRAVELLER; 2006
acrylic on canvas
60 x 45 in.

Sold for $ 12,870 – May 2022

Dale Auger

WALKS IN THE CLOUDS; 1998
acrylic on canvas
48 x 47.75 in.

Sold for $ 9,945 – June 2023

Dale Auger

SMOKE; 1997
acrylic on canvas
25 x 25 in.

Sold for $ 7,020 – November 2022

Dale Auger

EXPRESSION FROM THE SOURCE; 2005
acrylic on canvas
24 x 48 in.

Sold for $ 4,972.50 – September 2020

We are always seeking works by Dale Auger to be included in future auctions.

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More Extensive Results from our Previous Auctions from Dale Auger Art

9,945.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: Dale Auger

Title: WALKS IN THE CLOUDS

Date: 1998

Medium: acrylic on canvas

Dimensions: 48 x 47.5 in. (121.9 x 120.7 cm)

Notes:

signed lower left; titled & dated verso
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist.
Literature: “Medicine Paint, The Art of Dale Auger” (Dale Auger, with foreword by Mary-Beth Laviolette; Heritage House; 2009).

8,000.00
Estimate:
12,000.00
 - 

LOT: 186

Auction: 2023 June | Hodgins Art Auctions

1,035.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: Dale Auger

Title: UNTITLED; BEAR & CUBS

Medium: oil on canvas

Dimensions: 36 x 16 in.

600.00
Estimate:
1,000.00
 - 

LOT: 326

Auction: 2005 November

1,380.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: Dale Auger

Title: PORTRAIT IN HEADDRESS

Date: 1997

Medium: mixed media on paper

Dimensions: 24.5 x 19.5 in. (62.2 x 49.5 cm)

Notes:

signed & dated
Provenance: Westlands Art Gallery, Cochrane

1,200.00
Estimate:
1,600.00
 - 

LOT: 302

Auction: 2010 November | Hodgins Art Auctions

1,840.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: Dale Auger

Title: MWAKWA EAGLE

Medium: acrylic on board (diptych)

Dimensions: 12 x 12 in. (30.5 x 30.5 cm), each panel

Notes:

signed; framed together
Note: Accompanied by “Mwakwa Talks to the Loon, A Cree Story for Children”, the double award-winning book by Auger on the same theme.

1,000.00
Estimate:
1,500.00
 - 

LOT: 102

Auction: 2011 November | Hodgins Art Auctions

3,510.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: Dale Auger

Title: PORTRAIT IN CEREMONIAL PAINT

Date: 1995

Medium: mixed media on paper

Dimensions: 25.75 x 21.75 in. (65.4 x 55.2 cm)

Notes:

signed & dated
Literature: “Medicine Paint, The Art of Dale Auger” (Heritage House; 2009)

1,200.00
Estimate:
1,800.00
 - 

LOT: 653

Auction: 2017 September | Hodgins Art Auctions

4,972.50
Price Realized: $

Artist: Dale Auger

Title: EXPRESSION FROM THE SOURCE

Date: 2005

Medium: acrylic on canvas

Dimensions: 24 x 48 in. (61 x 121.9 cm)

Notes:

signed & dated lower left; titled & dated verso

4,000.00
Estimate:
6,000.00
 - 

LOT: 165

Auction: 2020 September | Hodgins Art Auctions

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