Richard (Dick) Ferrier

Canadian [1929-2001]

Dick Ferrier was born May 29, 1929 in Oshawa, Ontario and received his public and high school education there. Dick’s talent was first recognized in high school and was rewarded with awards throughout his years at the Art College. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1953, the winner of the coveted Gold Medal in Design.

In the commercial and graphic field, Dick Ferrier gained an excellent reputation, won a number of National awards in advertising and became senior art director for MacLean Hunter Limited. He resigned from this post in 1970 to paint full time.

Dick Ferrier has long history of successful one-man exhibition at galleries across Canada: Toronto, Burlington, Hamilton, Ottawa, London, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Vancouver, as well as in Northern Ontario summer galleries.

Ferrier’s first artistic exodus to the West took place in the late summer and early fall of 1972. He subsequently many visits to the prairie provinces spending time researching, photographing, sketching and painting. Through an eastern artist’s eye, the Ontarian captured a quality in his paintings, which perhaps the average Westerner takes for granted–a feeling of vastness, of tranquility and solitude, complimented by a richness yet subtlety of colour. Ferrier travelled extensively in North America and but felt these qualities are unique to the Canadian Prairies.

A painter who has been influenced by the famed Group of Seven, Dick Ferrier had several successful exhibitions highlighted by works depicting Ontario’s beautiful Madawaska Valley region, plus many commissions of Canada’s Maritimes and Eastern Seaboard. “A feeling of the land” is the description
many art dealers and gallery attendees have given Ferrier’s paintings. Based on this gift, along with his unique style of interpreting a landscape, a prominent Burlington dealer recommended that these qualities would lend themselves to a series of works, describing the serenity of Manitoba’s landscape, the vastness of Saskatchewan’s wheat fields and open plains, and the colour of Alberta’s foothills.

A Few Notable Results from Hodgins Art Auctions by Richard (Dick) Ferrier

Richard (Dick) Ferrier

PRAIRIE PATTERNS
acrylic on canvas
40 x 60 in.

Sold for $ 4,387.50 – May 2016

Richard (Dick) Ferrier

Richard (Dick) Ferrier

GRAIN ELEVATORS, ALBERTA
acrylic on canvas
40 x 59.25 in.

Sold for $ 4,095 – May 2016

Richard (Dick) Ferrier

MOON LAKE, MANITOBA
acrylic on canvas
40 x 60 in.

Sold for $ 3,217.50 – November 2020

Richard (Dick) Ferrier

CLEARWATER RIVER, ALBERTA
acrylic on board
30 x 40 in.

Sold for $ 1,840 – May 2007

Richard (Dick) Ferrier

WHEAT FIELDS NEAR COCHRANE, ALBERTA
acrylic on Masonite
30 x 40 in.

Sold for $ 1,404 – February 2018

Richard (Dick) Ferrier

NEW DENBIGH, ONTARIO
acrylic on board
18 x 24 in.

Sold for $ 1,111.50 – December 2016

We are always seeking works by Richard (Dick) Ferrier to be included in future auctions.

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More Extensive Results from our Previous Auctions

402.50
Price Realized: $

Artist: Richard (Dick) Ferrier

Title: LAKE NIPISSING

Medium: acrylic on board

Dimensions: 12 x 16 in.

Notes:

signed & titled

400.00
Estimate:
500.00
 - 

LOT: 8

Auction: 2007 May | Hodgins Art Auctions

690.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: Richard (Dick) Ferrier

Title: ONTARIO VILLAGE, WINTER

Medium: acrylic on board

Dimensions: 16 x 20 in.

Notes:

signed & titled

600.00
Estimate:
800.00
 - 

LOT: 12

Auction: 2007 May | Hodgins Art Auctions

316.25
Price Realized: $

Artist: Richard (Dick) Ferrier

Title: ROAD TO ESSEN LAKE

Medium: acrylic on board

Dimensions: 12 x 16 in.

Notes:

signed & titled
Provenance: The Guild, Calgary

400.00
Estimate:
500.00
 - 

LOT: 16

Auction: 2007 May | Hodgins Art Auctions

402.50
Price Realized: $

Artist: Richard (Dick) Ferrier

Title: GOLDEN EARS PARK

Medium: acrylic on board

Dimensions: 12 x 16 in.

Notes:

signed & titled
Provenance: The Guild, Calgary

400.00
Estimate:
500.00
 - 

LOT: 154

Auction: 2007 May | Hodgins Art Auctions

920.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: Richard (Dick) Ferrier

Title: WINTER INTERLUDE

Medium: acrylic on board

Dimensions: 24 x 30 in.

Notes:

signed & titled

1,000.00
Estimate:
1,500.00
 - 

LOT: 392

Auction: 2007 May | Hodgins Art Auctions

1,840.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: Richard (Dick) Ferrier

Title: CLEARWATER RIVER, ALBERTA

Medium: acrylic on board

Dimensions: 30 x 40 in.

Notes:

signed & titled
Provenance: Galerie Colbert, Montreal

2,000.00
Estimate:
3,000.00
 - 

LOT: 407

Auction: 2007 May | Hodgins Art Auctions

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