Historical Hockey Memorabilia Auction Winter 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/8/2017
Executed by noteworthy philanthropic artist Murray Henderson, we have an attractive portrayal of legendary superstar Mario Lemieux. Administered on board, the HOFer is pictured in a somber dressing room moment, with images of his initial retirement and comeback, along with memorable moments and awarded hardware. Expertly portrayed with an expressionistic tone, the work perfectly captures Mario’s effervescent spirit. Set in a dark frame to full dimensions of roughly 34 ½” x 44 ½”, the painting remains in gorgeous condition with some light wear to the frame.
Murray Henderson was born in Toronto in 1968. He began displaying artistic abilities at a very young age. When he was in grade one, Murray was assessed at a grade eight level for artistic ability. In grade Four he entered the art competition at the CNE and received first prize. By grade six he designed the school logo for his school, which still appears on that school's crest today. Murray later moved to Calgary Alberta and while in high school, he produced and marketed a limited edition print of John Lennon, which he sold world wide. As a self- taught artist, Murray has enjoyed exceptional success with his wildlife paintings, generating millions of dollars for such charities as Ducks Unlimited, and Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters , Childhood Cancer Foundation Canada, and Sick Kids Hospital Toronto , Murray now finds his work leaning towards personal interest pieces, mostly with a hockey theme. He did a print to help generate funds for the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer charity and another with the Detroit Red Wings "GRIND LINE" with many more hockey themed paintings in the works including one with Wayne Gretzky . Among his many exceptional artistic skills are his ability to capture facial expressions in his character pieces. Rich in detail, his paintings have a compelling draw. Murray's work is featured in private and corporate collections in Canada, the U.S., Scotland, England, Ireland, Sweden, South Africa and Australia. Many prominent NHL personnel own Murray's art.
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