Renowned Canadian architect Arthur Erickson’s collection is going on view at Erickson’s 1960s office, now Heffel’s Vancouver location. The most important architect to emerge from the West Coast, Erickson designed the Simon Fraser University complex in 1963, the Museum of Anthropology in 1976, and Robson Square Courthouse in 1978. Born in Vancouver in 1924, Erickson caught the attention of Group of Seven painter Lawren Harris at the age of 15, who saw his potential and introduced him to other creative and innovative thinkers. As a result, Erickson developed personal relationships with many artists, collecting their works and developing life-long friendships with them. He designed the home of Gordon Smith in West Vancouver, took drawing classes with B.C. Binning, and participated in the first public Happening in Vancouver in 1965, which included Ian Baxter, Helen Goodwin and Takao Tanabe. Heffel’s is pleased to offer works by modern West Coast masters from Erickson’s important estate and family collection.
The Erickson Estate and Family Collection as well as works from other prominent estates and private collections will be on view at our Vancouver preview which runs May 22 through May 25 from 11 am ~ 6 pm and May 26 from 10 am ~ 12 noon at 2247 Granville Street, Vancouver.