‘Barbadian Man’ by Harold Sampson Pfeiffer SSC (1908-1997) Canadian
Harold Sampson Pfeiffer SSC (1908-1997) Canadian
Terracotta bust, raised atop a wooden plinth base. Impressed signature on reverse, titled on underside. Height, 11.25”
Harold Sampson Pfeiffer’s works are in several public collections including Alberta House, London England - Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull Quebec – Sculptor’s Society of Canada, Toronto Ontario – City Hall, Ottawa – Glenbow Museum, Calgary Alberta.
Ref: ‘The Man Who Makes Heads with His Hands’, by John A. Stevens & Harold Pfeiffer
Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist’s estate by Ernest Johnson Antiques
“…Pfeiffer is the only artist in the world who diligently and artistically recorded likenesses of native people, a heritage for all time…Pfeiffer’s collection is a national heritage and it should upon no account be separated…it’s a national treasure”
(Dr. James Cruise, former Director of the Royal Ontario Museum)
“…the documentary characteristic of his art sets him apart.”
(Charlie Hill, former curator of Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada)
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