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Voyer, Monique (1928-)

  • 1994_005
  • Person
  • 1928-

Monique Voyer was born in 1928 in the Eastern Townships. She studied at the Montréal School of Fine Arts and the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and completed several advanced courses in prints and multiple techniques. She was a college professor from 1972 to 1993. She is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Source: https://www.histoiremagog.com/fonds-monique-voyer-pr026/

Monique Voyer est née en 1928 dans les Cantons de l’Est. Elle fait ses études à l’École des beaux-arts de Montréal et à l’École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris, en plus d’effectuer plusieurs stages de perfectionnement en estampes et techniques multiples. Elle fut professeure au collégial de 1972 à 1993. Elle est membre de l’Académie royale des arts du Canada Source : https://www.histoiremagog.com/fonds-monique-voyer-pr026/

Tennent, Madge (1889-1972)

  • 1995_009
  • Person
  • 1889-1972

Madge Tennent, born Madeline Cook in Dulwich, England, moved with her family to Cape Town, South Africa when she was five. At the age of twelve, she entered an art school in Cape Town and following year her parents, who recognized and encouraged her talent, moved to Paris to enable Madeline to study there. In Paris she studied figure drawing under William Bouguereau, an experience that laid the technical foundation for her later figural drawings and paintings. She and her family subsequently returned to South Africa, and after her marriage in 1915 to Hugh Cowper Tennent, she relocated to his native New Zealand.
Source: Madge Tennent bio Http://www.askart.com/artist bio / Madge Tennent/103743/ Madge Tennent.aspx

Woodman, Dorothy Jane Neill

  • W017
  • Person
  • (1923-2018)

Dorothy Jane Neill Woodman was born in Tooting, England in 1923. During the Second World War, Dorothy was a member of the Royal Air Force as she worked as a telephone operator. At this time, she met Murray Milton Woodman (1916-1983) who was serving as a seargeant for the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Dorothy and Murray were married and had their first son Anthony Murray Woodman in England. Once Dorothy emigrated to Canada she gave birth to their son Peter Allan Woodman (1945- ) and their daugther Ketha Florence Helen Woodman (1951 - ). Dorothy died on 19 February 2018 in Coaticook.

Heyvaert, Pierre (1934-1974)

  • 1993_155
  • Person
  • 1934-1974

Pierre Heyvaert was born in Belgium in 1934. He came to Québec in 1957. He represented Canada at the 1965 Forma Viva International Sculpture Symposium in Kostanjevica (in what is now called Slovenia) and was among the artist invited to participate in 1966 International Sculpture Symposium in Québec City. The following year, he created a sculpture for Expo 67 entitled Acier, a piece which appeared to rest upon the surface of the water surrounding the Quebec Pavillion. Heyvaert work in wood and metal to roam abstract geometric sculptures, some of which are referred to as " espace triangulaires". His pieces have been exhibited both in Canada and abroad, notably a the Galerie Cheval de Verre (Brussels, 1964), the Calgary Allied Arts Council (1968) the Musée du Québec (1969) the Deson-Zaks Gallery (Chicago, 1969) and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (1970).
Source: Historical Dictionary of Quebec Sculpture in the 20th Century http://dictionnaire.espaceartactuel.com/en/

Hellebuyck, Victor (1950- )

  • 1993_153
  • Person
  • 1950-

Originally from El Salvador, South America, Victor came to the Eastern Townships in 1980 in order to study Biology and Fine Arts at Bishop's University. In 1984, the El Salvador Post office published a series of six postage stamps with the birds drawn by Victor Hellebuyck.

Hellebuyck, Victor (1950-)

  • 1993_153
  • Person
  • 1950-

Originally from El Salvador, South America, Hellebuyck came to the Eastern Townships in 1980 in order to study Biology and Fine Arts at Bishop's University. In 1984, the El Salvador Post office published a series of six postage stamps with the birds drawn by Victor Hellebuyck.

Harris, Robert (1849- 1919)

  • 1993_148
  • Person
  • 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.

Excerpted from "Early Painters and Engravers in Canada" p.148

Hanel, Olaf (1943- )

  • 1993_147
  • Person
  • 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 visual arts from the Faculty of education in Pardubice. He has taught art extensively at elementary schools and CEGEP, and illustrated books
Source: Curriculum vitae, Olaf Hanel.

Grier, Edmund Wyly (1862-1957)

  • 1993_146
  • Person
  • 1862-1957

Born at Melbourne, Australia. Came to Canada in 1876. Studied in London at the Slade School of Art under Professor Alphonse Legros (1837-1911) ; at the Julian Academy in Paris under William A. Bouguereau (1825-1905) and Tony Robert-Fleury (1837-1911) and in Rome at the Sculola Libera. Exhibited in the Royal Academy from 1886-1895, in the National Academy of Design, New York, and at Munich, Berlin and Dusseldorf. Awarded a third class medal at Paris Salon, 1890; a silver medal at the Pan-American Exhibition, 1901. Elected A.R.C.A., 1893, and R.C.A., 1894. A member of O.S.A. since 1898 and President, 1908 -1913.
Source: Newton, MacTavish, "The Fine Arts in Canada"

Forbes, Kenneth Keith (1869-1980)

  • 1993_145
  • Person
  • 1869-1980

Kenneth Keith Forbes was born in 1869 in Toronto, Ontario. He studied at the Newlyn School in the United Kingdom where he won a four-year scholarship to the Hospitalfield House school, Arbroath, Scotland. He won a Chase Scholarship in London with a portrait sketch, he attended the Slade School of Fine Art. By the young age of nineteen he had a portrait exhibited at the Royal Academy. He became a master of realism and used oil paint.
Forbes had been in military service. He served with the 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. In 1917 Forbes received a commission by Lord Beaverbrook (Max Aitken) to paint a series of official war pictures of the front.
In the late 1950's Forbes resigned from both the Ontario Society of Artists and The Royal Canadian Academy due to personal displeasures with the groups, he was not fond of the popularity and recognition of the more abstract modern art that was being produced. He published a short book, "Great Art to the Grotesque", as a full statement of his rejection of the artistic worth of abstract or what was considered Modern Art.
In 1958, Forbes, Manley MacDonald, Victor Llewellyn Child, Gordon Roy Conn and others established the Ontario Institute of Painters, a group that supported traditional realist artists. Members included Douglas Ferguson Elliott, J. R. Tate, and Marion Long.
Forbes was awarded the Thomas R. Proctor Prize for portraiture by the National Academy of Design, New York in 1932 and 1939. In 1967, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He is still recognized as an academician of The Royal Canadian Academy.
His works are held by The Canadian War Museum and The House of Commons in Ottawa, Ontario among other institutions.
Forbes died in Toronto on February 25, 1980.
Source: Q Gallery http://www.galerie-q.com/canadian-masters/kenneth-keith-forbes.html?tmpl=component&print=1

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