Artists Biographies

Les Gourley

Les Gourley came to Newfoundland from southern Ontario and painted in St. John's and nearby towns for nearly thirty years - from the mid-1940's to the mid-1970's. He was primarily a watercolourist but painted some oils and did a number of drawings. He produced a line of reproductions of his most popular work. He had a considerable reputation in St. John's during his time there but, alas, has fallen into obscurity since his death. There are some remarkable watercolours held in private collections & a large oil hangs in City Hall in St. John's. Very occasionally we have handled pieces for auction (Reynolds Auctions Ltd.) or for private sale.

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