Elisabeth van Duffelen

Elisabeth van Duffelen


Elisabeth van Duffelen (b.1926, Netherlands) was an active and executive member of the Sculptor's Society of Canada for many years, and her works have been displayed and sold at numerous solo and group exhibitions, including: the MacDonald Gallery (Toronto), Canada House Gallery (London, UK), Centre Culturel (Paris, France), Centre Culturel et d'Information du Canada (Brussels, Belgium), the Guild Inn (Toronto), the Danielli Gallery (Toronto), Harbourfront Gallery (Toronto), St. Thomas Elgin Art Gallery (St. Thomas), the Ukranian Canadian Art Foundation (Toronto), Galerie Colbert (Montreal), and the West End Gallery (Edmonton).

"Waiting" (not for sale) was part of a feature article of the Toronto Calendar Magazine (former Toronto Life Magazine) in 1974 about prominent Toronto artists.

"Girl with Ball" (not for sale) was part of the Sculptor Society of Canada's Permanent Collection.

Elisabeth was Duffelen was also commissioned by General Motors to produce the Triple Crown Award. While living in Toronto, Elisabeth served as Education Liaison Officer for the Sculptor Society of Canada, and as President of the Canadian Netherlands Business and Professional Association. Several of her works are in private collections and offices. Elisabeth was also featured in two books by Albert van der Mey: "To All our Children," and "The Dutch Touch."

The following estate pieces are for sale:

"Woman" - 1976 - (pages 20, 21 of catalogue) was exhibited at the Danielli Gallery across from the AGO, was rented to the CBC, and was on loan for several years to the Guild Inn sculpture garden.

"Man" - 1978 - approximately 8 feet tall, bronze and resin (pages 8,9 of catalogue) was exhibited and toured internationally as part of "Sculpture Canada '78"; Toronto (MacDonald Gallery), UK (Canada House Gallery, London), France (Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris), and Belgium (Centre Culturel du Canada, Brussels). It was also rented by the CBC for an episode of "The King of Kensington."

"Suburbia" (pages 4, 5 of catalogue) was exhibited in 1980 as part of the fine art exhibition "35 Years - A Tribute to Canada" and was coordinated by Elisabeth at the Harbourfront Gallery in consultation with the Ambassador to the Netherlands and the Consul General of the Netherlands. It was also exhibited in 1992 in "Elgin Points of View."

"Inflation/Kneeling Woman" (1984) was exhibited in the celebration of the Sculptor's Society of Canada's 60th anniversary at the John B. Aird Gallery.

"Fountain" - 30 inches tall, page 35 of catalogue - bronze

"Maria" - life size, page 30 of catalogue - bronze and resin

"Torso" - 12x18x24 inches, page 17 of catalogue - bronze and resin

"Inflation/Kneeling Woman" - life size, pages 18, 19, 25 of catalogue - bronze and resin

"Thinking woman" - approx. 30 inches tall - bronze and resin

"The Spirit" - Relief (early work) - Bronze and Resin 18x26, page 43 of catalogue

"Triangle" - Relief (early work) - Bronze and Resin 18x26, page 44 of catalogue

The estate has media and catalogues corroborating the provenance of each sculpture. A professional copy of Elisabeth's catalogue accompanies each sculpture sold.

The pieces are in climate-controlled storage in Etobicoke. Buyer pays for shipping.

Elisabeth van Duffelen Gallery