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Grondin, Isabelle (1961- )

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  • 1961-

Isabelle Grondin was born in Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec in 1961. She has her bachelor and Masters in arts plastiques from University of Québec at Montréal.

Lewis, Stanley (1930-2006)

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  • 1930-2006

Stanley Lewis, a Canadian sculptor, photographer and internationally renowned art teacher, was born in Montréal in 1930. He trained at the School of Art and Design at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts under such well-known Canadian artists as Arthur Lismer and Jacques de Tonnancour. He graduated first in his class with Honours diploma in graphics, design and sculpture. Lewis is a Canadian pioneer in colour stone-cut prints, using a technique of printmaking in which he produces separate stone-cuts for each colour of the print and uses transparent inks to achieve subtle colour relationships. His works are held in many public collections such as the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Québec, the National Gallery of Canada as well as in numerous private collections. Since the 1950s, Lewis' sculptures and lithographic works have been displayed in the galleries and museum around the world. Lewis died in 2006 at the Montréal Jewish General Hospital.

Paul Gauthier (1937-)

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  • 1937-

After studying Architectural Technology at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto and working in the field of construction for 25 years, as a specialist in sales , marketing and public relations; Paul turned his attention to his first love, painting and photographing Canada's wilderness areas. Paul started painting in 1966, with his father Joachim (a close contemporary and friend of the Group of Seven) and a number of senior artists, including A.J. Casson, Alan Collier, Anthony Law, Bruno Cavallo, during fall sketching trips. Their influence and mentoring prodded Paul into seeking out the more rugged terrain of Canada, from Gros Morne Newfoundland, to the high arctic in Nunavut.
Paul Gauthier's work has been exhibited all across Canada and his pieces belong to corporate and private collection including Husky Oil, Texaco, Bank of Montreal, Toronto Board of Trade, IBM Canada, Weston Group, Canadian General Electric, Merrill Lynch Co. Royal Canadian Geographical Society, etc.

Cripps, William H. (1907-1988)

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  • 1907-1988

William H. Cripps (known as Bill) was born in Montréal in 1907. He spent his early years in Ontario before moving to the Eastern Townships, Québec. After four years in the Canadian Air Force during the WW II, he returned to Ulverton, north of Richmond. From there he made his daily commute to Drummondville, where he was art director for Dennison, manufacturer of such paper products as doilies and Christmas decorations. He spent several years creating black and white lino-cut illustrations for the "The Stanstead Journal" before moving to North Hatley. In 1967 his daughter attended classses at Bishop's. It was at this time he became interested in helping develop an art collection at Bishop's. He felt that "a good college should have good pictures on the walls-not an art gallery...but good paintings, wood cuts, prints , etchings, on the walls of the common room, the study areas, the library, the reception halls - so that in living with them for four years, a taste for excellence would be formed... ". He demonstrated his keen interest by donating some of his own work and some works he had collected. Bill Cripps died in 1988.

Muhlstock, Louis (1901-2001)

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  • 1901-2001

Louis Muhlstock was born in Narajow, Galicia, (near Poland). In 1911 he made his way to Canada when he and his family joined his father who had immigrated to Montréal in 1908. As a teenager, he studied drawing at the Monument National Conseil des Arts and Manufactures under the guidance of Edmond Dyonnet (1859-1954) and Joseph Saint-Charles (1868-1956). He then joined the Art Association of Montréal from 1920 to 1928 attending evening classes with William Brymner (1855-1925). In 1926 he also attended classes at the École des Beaux Arts de Montréal. In 1928 he had finally saved enough money to go to Paris, France and it was there that he studied with Louis-François Bilhoul (1874-1947). Quote “It is with Bilhoul that I really started to paint. He was a very fine sincere painter, in the tradition of the old masters.”
Muhlstock continued to paint, make prints and draw throughout his long lifetime. He died in Montréal in 2001.

Harris, Tony

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  • 1964-

Tony Harris graduated from Bishop's University with a BA in Fine arts. He has has had a successful career painting Canadian golf courses. Now he is known more for his Hockey player portraits.

Hanel, Olaf (1943- )

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  • 1943-

Olaf Hanel was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1943. He became a Canadian Citizen in 1982. He has a Master degree in teaching of the visual arts from the Faculty of Education in Pardubice. He has taught art extensively at elementary schools and CEGEP, and illustrated books

Smith, David D. (1927-2005)

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  • 1927-2005

David Smith was born in 1927. He earned a B.A. at Sir George Williams College (1949), M.A. in Psychology, Bio-metrics and Philosophy of Science from the University Minnesota (1950) and a PhD in Psychology from McGill (1957). In 1960 he accepted an invitation to establish a Department of Psychology at Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Québec and an appointment as an Associate Professor of Psychology. During his career at Bishop's he served at various times as Head and Chair of Psychology Department, Acting Head of Sociology, Chair of the Division of Social Sciences, Dean of Arts, member of the University Senate and member of the Executive Committee of the Corporation of Bishop's University. A B.A. in Fine Arts from Bishop's earned during a sabbatical leave in 1979 allowed him to offer an undergraduate course in the Psychology of Arts , one of the few such courses in any Canadian University at the time. He died in 2005.

Bertrand, François-Marie (1953- )

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  • 1953-

François-Marie Bertrand was born in Granby, Québec. He attended École d'art du Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal from 1969-1973. Since then he has had many exhibitions , both alone and in a group. He lives in Montreal, Québec.

Hunter, William S. Jr. (1823-1894)

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  • 1823-1894

William S. Hunter Junior was born at St. John (now St. Jean-sur-Richelieu) Québec in 1823. He married Miss Nancy Parsons of Stanstead and they had two daughters and one son. In the Canada Directory of 1857-58, he was listed as an artist, illustrator and designer. In 1867 he was listed as a mining broker and 1875 as a manufacturer of boots, shoes and harness. He died November 29, 1894 and is buried in Stanstead, Québec.

Dickson, Jennifer (1936- )

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  • 1936-

Jennifer Dickson had already established an international reputation as an artist, before emigrating to Canada in 1969. Born in the Republic of South Africa in 1936, she studied at Goldsmiths’ College School of Art (University of London, England) from 1954 - 1959; and from 1960 - 1965 was an Associate of the prestigious graphic workshop, Atelier 17 in Paris, studying under the late S.W. Hayter. She has lived and worked in England, France, Jamaica and the U.S.A. In 1974 she became a Canadian Citizen.
Since 1962, Jennifer Dickson has had more than 60 one-person exhibitions in six countries and has participated in more than 400 group exhibitions. She has been a guest lecturer at nine U.S.A. Universities, and has been invited to speak across Canada at Canadian art schools and universities.
Her awards include the Prix de Jeunes Artistes pour Gravure, from the 1963 Biennale de Paris, and a Special Purchase Award from the World Print Competition (San Francisco Museum of Art, 1974). In 1980 she was awarded the Biennale Prize of the 5th Norwegian International Print Biennale. She has represented Canada in the Internationale Buchkunst-Austellung Leipzig on several occasions since 1977. In 1988 her book, The Hospital for Wounded Angels, was chosen by the Association of Canadian Publishers as the Canadian book for presentation at the London Book Fair.
In 1976 Jennifer Dickson was elected a Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Art, in London, England - - the only Canadian in the 200 year history of this prestigious institution to have been so honored. She is, in addition, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (London, England). In 1988 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Alberta, Edmonton, for her contribution to Canadian culture.
The Still Photography Division of the National Film Board has supported and circulated two major exhibitions of Jennifer Dickson’s photo-based imagery: “The Secret Garden” (1975) and “The Earthly Paradise” (1980). The PARADISE exhibition was shown in 1981 at the Centre Culturel Canadien in Paris.
Jennifer Dickson’s photographs of Versailles are reproduced in a book of poems by Jane Urquart entitled, The Little Flowers of Madame de Montespan (Porcupine’s Quill, Inc. 1984). Her photographs were used as cover images on The Revels by Robert Billings (Porcupine’s Quill, Inc. 1987) and The Fountains of Neptune by Rikki du Cornet (McClelland & Stewart, 1989).
Jennifer Dickson’s exhibition, The Last Silence, organized by the new Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (an affiliate of the National Gallery of Canada) toured the Palazzo Te in Mantua, Italy and the Canadian Cultural Centre in Rome in 1993. The Last Silence exhibit opened at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa in November 1993.

Barwick, John A. (1912- ? )

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  • 1912- (?)

John A. Barwick, born at Toronto Ontario, December 22, 1912, was known for his portraits and winter landscapes of the Laurentian region of Québec, an area just outside of Montréal. Barwick studied under J.S. (1868-1940) and Hortense Gordon (1886-1961) at Wentworth School of Art in Hamilton, Ontario. He came to Montreal in 1945 and worked as a graphic designer for Brigdens Limited, Rapid, Grip and Batten Limited, E.S. & A. Robinson's Limited and many others. As a portrait painter and landscape artist he was represented by the Walter Klinkhoff Gallery and Colbert Gallery in Montréal, and Roberts Gallery in Toronto.
His paintings were shown at Canadian Royal Academy and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
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Garside, Thomas Hilton (1906-1980 )

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  • 1906-1980

Born in Duckenfield, England, in 1906, Thomas Garside arrived in Canada in 1914. Later he studied at the Monument-National under Edmond Dyonnet and Adam Sheriff Scott and at the Montréal Art Association under Paul Caron and W.H. Taylor. His subjects included scenes for the Laurentian region, Baie St. Paul, Cape Cod, Murray Bay, Newfoundland and Eastern Townships of Québec. He died in Montréal in 1980.

Harris, Robert (1849-1919)

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  • 1849-1919

Robert Harris was born in Vale of Conway, Wales in 1849. In 1856, his family brought him with them to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. As a youngster, he was encouraged by his mother to paint. He graduated from Prince of Wales College, Charlottetown in 1863, began work as a land surveyor, and painted in spare time. It was not until 1867 that he traveled to Europe and visited many art galleries, which inspired him to become a professional painter. He began painting in Charlottetown in 1868 and was commissioned by Executive council of Prince Edward Island to paint speakers in House of Assembly 1871. He studied art in Boston 1873-74 under William Rimmer (1860-1879) and Thomas Dewing (1851-1938) and on return worked as a portrait painter. He returned to Europe for study in 1876-78 and copied old master, including paintings by Velasquez (1599-1660) at the National Gallery London. He studied under Alphonse Legros, (1837-1911) and painted in the atelier of Léon Bonnet (1868-1936) Paris. He painted in both oil and watercolour and completed many portraits including those of Earl of Aberdeen, Lord Strathcona, Lord Minto and Sir John A. Macdonald. He was chartered member of Royal Canadian Academy. He died in 1919 in Montréal and was buried in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Piranesi, Giovanni Baptista (1720-1778)

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  • 1720-1778

An Italian etcher, archaeologist, designer, theorist, and architect, Giovanni Battista Piranesi was born in Venice in 1720. His uncle, a designer and hydraulics engineer, taught him the art of drawing. During his early years, he studied stage design and intricate systems of perspective composition. Piranesi's prints and drawings reveal his talent for combining dramatic perspectives and architectural fantasies.
When Piranesi was twenty, he moved to Rome and began a careful study of the city's ancient monuments. He began etching inventive views of ancient ruins and modern Roman structures, images that brought him great popularity, and later began a series of etchings of fantastic prison interiors. During his fifties, Piranesi's interest in archaeology took him to southern Italy, where he produced drawings and etchings of Greek architecture. During an expedition, ill health forced him to return to Rome, where he died at the age of fifty-eight.
Piranesi's highly original designs and ideas influenced many artists and literary figures during and beyond his lifetime. Neo-classical designers and early Romantic writers were quick to recognize his eclectic vision. Piranesi's extensive artistic output was dispersed widely through prints sold to Grand Tourists, who often visited his flourishing workshop. His prints were reproduced in great numbers, even after his death. He died in 1778 at the age of 58 years.

Wilson, Richard D. (1920-1994)

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  • 1920-1994

Richard W. Wilson was born in Montréal in 1920. He has traveled across Canada and to most parts of the world, sketching architecture. He is known best for his sketches of Old Montréal, which were published in 1964 in the book called "The Living Past of Montréal", with text by Eric McLean. In the early 1970’s, he visited Bishop’s University, and using the dry-brush illustration technique, he captured fourteen familiar views of Bishop's Campus and Community landmarks. He died in 1994.

Call, Frank Oliver (1878-1956)

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  • 1878-1956

Frank Oliver Call, poet, travel, write and professor, was born in West Brome, Québec in 1878. A life-long academic, Call received his BA with first class honours in French and English (1905) and his MA (1908) from Bishop’s University. He later attended the universities of Paris and Marburg, earning his DCL (Doctor of Civil Law), and conducting his post-graduate studies at McGill University. From 1908 until his retirement, Call served as a professor of modern languages at McGill and Bishop’s University. He is considered a key transitional figure in the evolution of Canadian poetry. Call’s poetic style is seen as a bridge between the Victorian-styled Confederation poetry of Bliss Carman (1861-1929), Archibald Lampman (1861-1899) and Duncan Campbell Scott (1862-1947) and the modernist work of such poets as E.J. Pratt (1882-1964) and Dorothy Livesay (1909-1996).
Frank Oliver Call won the Québec Literary Competition Award in 1924 for his sonnet collection Blue Homespun. He served as president of the Eastern Townships Art Association (1942-43) and was a member of the advisory council on awards for Canadian Poetry Magazine (1936-45), the Canadian Authors Association and Pen Club.
Professor Call died at Knowlton Québec in 1956.

Speid-Motyer, Janet (1919-2012)

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  • 1919-2012

Janet Marian Speid-Motyer was born on 19 January 1919 in Lennoxville, Québec to Arthur and Helen (nee Sievwright) Speid. Janet attended Bishop's University where she studied business, philosophy, and history, obtaining a BA in 1939. She was also actively involved at Bishop's, working on committees, playing on sports teams, and acting in major roles in theatre productions. She worked for the naval attaché of the Australian Embassy in Washington, D.C, during WWII. After the war, she travelled extensively and worked in Bermuda. She returned to Lennoxville where she worked as secretary to the principal at Bishop's University. Janet was also an accomplished artist. She studied with Canadian artists Arthur Lismer (1885-1969) and Fred Ross (1927-2014) and at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, at the Abbott School in Washington, D.C., the Beaux-Arts in Sherbrooke. Janet married Arthur Motyer in 1955 and they had two children; Dr. Michael Motyer and Gillian Allan (Motyer). Janet died on 14 July 2012.

Roberts, Tom K. (1908-1998)

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  • 1908-1998

Tom Roberts was born in Toronto to an artistic family (his mother studied under J.W.L. Forster and his father was proprietor of the Roberts Gallery). He studied at the Central Technical School, Toronto, for three years (graduated 1929) under Haworth, Goldhammer, and Schaeffer. He studied for a year at the Ontario Collge of Art under Beatty, Housser and Haines. He began to work as a professional artist from 1928 onwards. Rous & Mann Ltd., Coutts Ltd., and A.S. Fysche Com. (Montreal) published Christmas cards of landscapes he painted. During World War II he served with the Royal Canadian Engineers [1942-43] and in his spare time made pencil and watercolor sketches of army life. In 1949 Roberts won the Ralph, Clarke, Stone Award at the OSA. He exhibited extensively and showed with the OSA [1942-68], RCA, CNE and at numerous public and commercial galleries. He is represented in many public & private collections all across Canada. A painter in watercolour, oils, and acrylics, his landscapes, urban and country scenes depict Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. Tom Roberts lived and painted in Port Credit, Ontario until his death at the age of 89.

Cuevas, José-Luis (1934-2017)

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  • 1934-2017

Born in Mexico City, Mexico, in 1934. Studied at School of Painting and Sculpture, La Esmeralda, Mexico City, 1944-47 ; engraving (with Lola Cueto) Mexico City College, 1948. Professor of Drawing, Art School, Latin American University, Mexico City, 1956-57. Artist in Residence, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1957-58, School of Art, San Jose State College, California, 1970 and School of Art Fullerton College, Los Angeles, 1975. Cuevas' works are in collections across the world, such as Museum of Modern Art, New York, Guggenehim Museum, New York, Art Gallery of Ontario, Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel and many more.

Mould, R.

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Edson, Allan (1846-1888)

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  • 1846-1888

“Allan Edson (1846-1888) was a Canadian landscape painter from Québec. At the age of nine, his family settled in Stanbridge, where his father ran a hotel. John Carpenter Baker, a banker and a patron of the arts helped start the careers of Edson and another local painter Wyatt Eaton,(1849-1896) by helping to pay for art lessons and buying their works. In addition to his art studies, Edson received a standard commercial education.
In 1861, he moved to Montréal , where he worked as the bookkeeper for a frame maker and art dealer named Augustus Pell, who introduced him to local artists. Around 1863, he took lessons from Robert Scott Duncanson, an American painter who lived in Montréal during the Civil War. This was followed by two years in London for further studies. Upon his return, he became founding members of one of the earliest Canadian societies of artists and participate in their first exhibition in 1868. He was also one of the original members of the Ontario Society of Artists, founded in 1872, and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, established in 1880 with Royal patronage. At one of their first exhibitions, some of his works were purchased by Princess Louise for herself and her mother, Queen Victoria.
He exhibited regularly throughout Canada. He also presented his works at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Paris Salon and two world’s fairs; the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia and Exposition Universelle in Antwerp.
In the early 1880s, he went to live in France, spending most of his time in Cernay-la-Ville, where he studied with Léon Germain Pelouse. From 1886 6o 1867, he was in London, and then returned to Canada, settling in Sutton, Québec. The following year, he died of complication from pneumonia, which he caught while on the expedition to paint winter scenes.”

Bryant, A. E.

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A.E. Bryant may have been a Bishop's Student in the 1950s.

Onley, Toni (1928-2004)

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  • 1928-2004

Toni Onley was born in Douglas, Isle of Man, on November 20, 1928. He studied painting at the Douglas School of Fine Arts and was later a student of architecture for two years. He came to Canada in 1948 and studied at the Doon School of Fine Arts, Doon, Ontario. In 1958, he was awarded a scholarship to the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where he studied with Mexican artist James Pinto (1907-1987). Pinto's abstract impressionistic paintings inspired him to experiment with non-objective painting and collage, and later to produce his major period of abstract painting in the sixties. He then lived in Vancouver, B.C. and in September 1966 went to live in Victoria where he taught in the Department of Fine Art at the University of Victoria.
His work is part of many public collections around the world, including the Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Library of Congress, Washington; National Gallery of Canada; Canada Council Art Bank; Vancouver Art Gallery; and Bishop's University.
He died in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2004.

de Molina, Count Valentino (1879-1954)

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  • 1879-1954

Born at Savannah, Georgia. Studied at the Académie Julian, Paris, under Jean Paul Laurens and Lucien Simon. Lived for a time (c. 1915-16) at Lennoxville, Québec.

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