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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/
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.
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.
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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
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.
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"
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
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.
Source: Curriculum Vitae of artist François-Marie Bertrand
John Ballantyne was born in Montréal in 1944. His earliest painting classes were with Alfred Pinsky and Arthur Lismer. Following High School he studied civil engineering but finally, in 1967, left these studies to return to his first love, painting. In 1968, he joined the New School of Art in Toronto. After one year hel left to work in France. In Nice, he worked in "Centre artistique de rencontres internationales" , part of "L'École nationale d'art décoratif de Nice". In 1970, he was offered a studio in the village of Cagnes near Nice. There he began his work surrounded by the ghosts of Renoir, Modigliani, Soutine and Pissarro. His work quickly evolved from colour-field through photo-realism into a soft, quiet style of realism called by critics "hyper-surrealism". Following some early successes in England and France, John returned to Québec in late 1973. He set a studio outside of Sutton in order to develop his work in an isolated environment. From Sutton his works have found their way around the world and into collections across Canada, the United States, France, England and Denmark.
Source: resume of artist John Ballantyne, 994 ch Vallée Road, Sutton, Québec, J0E 2K0
Born at les Sables d'Olenne, France, André enjoyed her grandfather's collection of paintings as a child and visited the Cathedral St. Baven in Ghent where Van Eyck's "Mystic Lamb" and an important exhibition of Ingres and Delacroix could be seen. Later she studied at the Académie Royale Des Beaux Arts in Brussels, 1943-48; Académie St. Josse De Noode, Brussels, 1947-48; Institut National Supérieur Des Beaux Arts, Antwerp, 1948-49; École Nationale Supérieur Des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, under Marcel Gromaire, 1949-50. She came to Canada in 1951. A painter of abstract humanism, she had been influenced by the work of Ingres, Van Eyck, Memlinc, Brueghel, Henry Moore, and Marc Toby in her quest for expression. Her media includes , oils, water colours, tempera, mixed media, and graphic media. She completed a mural for an Edmonton chapel entitled "Christos Pneuma" and is represented in the Vancouver Art Gallery. She has taught at the University of British Columbia, the Banff School of Fine Arts, and Vancouver Art Gallery. She died in 2009.
Source: Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Volume 1, 1967. Colin MacDonald
William S. Hunter Junior was born at St. John's Québec in 1823. He married Miss Nancy Parsons of Stanstead and 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.
Source: The Eastern Townships, Artists and Engravers, Charles de Volpi and P. H. Scowen