18th Nov, 2022 11:00 EST

Modern and Contemporary Craft: Selections from the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection

 
  Lot 29
 

29

Victor Cicansky (Canadian, b. 1935)
"Shoe" Sculptural Vessel, Canada, 1970

Glazed ceramic
Signed and dated to underside: "V Cicansky 1970"
Handwritten paper labels to underside: "Cicansky (21) Shoe Circuit", "Box 16"

H: 6 5/8, W: 9 1/2, D: 3 3/8 in.

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist
Property from the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection

Sold for $441
Estimated at $250 - $350


 

Glazed ceramic
Signed and dated to underside: "V Cicansky 1970"
Handwritten paper labels to underside: "Cicansky (21) Shoe Circuit", "Box 16"

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist
Property from the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection

Literature

Garth Clark, Ceramic Art: Comment and Review, 1882-1977, E.P. Dutton, New York, 1978, p. 173 (related work discussed)

Artist Biography

Victor Cicansky was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1935. He received a Bachelors in Education from the University of Saskatchewan in 1964 and an M.F.A. from the University of California at Davis in 1970. He also studied at Haystack Mountain School of Art at Deer Isle, Maine. He is the recipient of many Canada Council grants and awards including the Victoria and Albert Award for Sculpture and the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. In July 2009 Cicansky was named a member of the Order of Canada for his contribution to the arts as a mentor, educator and sculptor. In 2019, the Mackenzie Art Gallery organized a 50 year survey of Victor’s ceramics and bronze sculptures. “The Gardener’s Universe” is accompanied by a extensive exhibition catalogue and toured to the Confederation Centre in PEI. Victor Cicansky’s bronze and ceramic sculptures have been exhibited extensively across Canada, the United States, Japan, and Europe and his work is found in numerous museum and corporate collections including: Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon), Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Museum of Fine Arts (Tokyo), National Gallery of Canada, RBC Financial Group, Shaw Communications Inc. Victor Cicansky lives and works in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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