Mimi Myhul is the ex-wife of Bishop's faculty member Dr. Myhul.
Mimi Myhul is the ex-wife of Bishop's faculty member Dr. Myhul.
Douglas Gordon "D. G." Jones was a Canadian poet, translator and educator.
Born in Bancroft, Ontario, Jones was educated at the private school of Lakefield College School in Ontario, at McGill University and at Queen's University. He received his M.A. from Queen's University in 1954. Jones then taught English literature at the University of Guelph, then Bishop's University and finally the Université de Sherbrooke. In 1969, Jones co-founded the bilingual literary journal Ellipse, which continues to be the only literary periodical in Canada which provides reciprocal translations, in equal measure, of both English and French Canadian poetry.
Jones has been a member of the Arts and Advisory Panel of the Canada Council. His 1978 collection, Under the Thunder the Flowers Light up the Earth, received the 1978 Governor General's Award for Poetry. His rendition of Normand de Bellefeuille's Categorics One, Two and Three received the 1993 Governor General's Award for Translation.
Considered a seminal figure of the mythopoeic strain of Canadian poetry, Jones is also a highly respected essayist and translator. His key work of critical writing is Butterfly on Rock: A Study of Themes and Images in Canadian Literature (1970).
Mr. Laliberté was born in Worcester, Massachusetts but was raised in Montréal. He studied art at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the Chicago Institute of Design, Canbrook Academy of Arts, Illinois Institute of Technology, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame University and he received an Honourary Doctorate from McGill University in 1986. In the mid-sixties he did a series of painting and banners illustrating medieval scenes incorporating much of the symbolism and ceremony associated with the Middle Ages.
Thomas Herbert Hall was a commercial artist and illustrator who was born March 6th 1885 Hemsworth (Ackworth) Yorkshire England. His love for the Canadian landscape, wildlife and the outdoors was evident in his endless paintings during 1907-1972. A member of the Mortimer team, Tom Hall commercial works included posters, calendars and magazine cover work. His preferred media were oils, water, charcoal, pastels , paper and ink. He died April 17th 1972 at the Lakeshore Hospital Montréal Québec
Doreen Lindsay was born in London, Ontario in 1934. She studied at École Technique de Beal, London, Instituto Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal and Concordia University, Montréal. She has lived in Québec since 1959.
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 he 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.
Rosa was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, as well as a print-maker, poet and author of satires. He was active in Naples, Rome and Florence, and best known for his unconventional and romantic landscapes, as well as his rebellious nature. Rosa was indisputably a leader in that tendency towards the romantic and picturesque, called a proto-romantic. His landscapes avoided the idyllic and pastoral calm in the landscapes of Claude Lorrain (1600 – 1682) and Paul Bril (1554 – 1626), and created brooding, melancholic fantasies, awash in ruins and brigands. As a writer, Rosa was equally romantic in his descriptions and rebellious in his attitude towards convention.
Rosa began his training in Naples, notably with his future brother-in-law, Francesco Francanzano (1612 – 1657), who trained under the influential Spanish painter, Jusepe de Ribera (1591 – 1652), who Rosa may have trained with as well. It is also said that Rosa may have trained with the Naples painter, Aniello Falcone (1600 – 1665), who was also an apprentice to Ribera. After a brief trip to Rome, he returned to Naples and began painting his wildly romantic landscapes, eventually returning to Rome after 1638 painting one of his only altarpieces, Incredulity of Thomas.
Dr. G. J. Bompas was born in Bristol, England on September 12, 1812. Studied medicine in Cambridge and Edinburgh, F.R.C.S. . Married Marianne Bedonne in 1838. They had twelve children. Came to Canada in 1860 and settled in Bury Township; did not practice medicine. Taught Botany and Art at Stanstead College and Bishop's College. He did a great many drawings and paintings of the Eastern Townships. Died in Lennoxville, on June 23, 1889.
Margaret Richardson lived in Lennoxville, Québec and exhibited at the Art Association of Montréal (now Montréal Museum of Fine Arts) from 1934 to 1939.
Jacques Barbeau was born in Saint-Raphael, near Lévis, Québec, Canada. At eighteen years of age he went to L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Québec to become a sculptor. He graduated in 1956 . Over the years, painting became his mode of expression and he taught at Collège de Sherbrooke. He was very involved in the arts community of Sherbrooke as a founding member of Musée de Sherbrooke and Regroupement des artistes des Canton de L'Est.
Alphonse Jongers, a French painter know widely for his portraits, was born in Mézières, France in 1872. His education includes a Bachelor degree in literature from the University of Paris; as well, he studied art at École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1889 to 1892 , under French painters , Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889) , Robert Delaunay (1885-1941) and Gustave Moreau (1826-1898). Later he won a scholarship and spent two years in Madrid, Spain, copying the works of Diego Velasquez (1599-1660). While in Madrid he met American Portrait artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). He came to Montréal in 1896 and began doing portraits both in Montréal and New York. He died in Montréal Quebec in 1945.
George Balteel Fisher was born in England in 1764. He was in the British army beginning in 1782. In 1791-92 he visited Canada, where he painted the View of the River St. Lawrence, and other Canadian scenes. John William Edy (1760-1820), an English painter and engraver, etched six of these Canadian scenes in aquatint. Fisher died in 1834.
Marcelle Ferron was born in Louiseville, near Trois-Rivières, in 1924. After studying at the École des Beaux-Arts de Québec (1941-1942) under the direction of Jean-Paul Lemieux, she distinguished herself on the Montreal scene of the mid forties among other young artists working towards a new vision of art. Having met Paul-Émile Borduas in 1945, she participated in the Automatist adventure and its various exhibitions and manifestations from 1946 to 1953. A co-signor of the “Refus global”, Ferron remained faithful throughout her career to the aesthetic principles underlying the Automatist movement, namely the respect of gesture as an essential feature of authentic artistic expression. A long stay in Paris, from 1953 to 1965, brought her closer to the proponents of lyrical abstraction. Her abstract paintings, agitated by tumultuous bursts, crossing movements and contrasts, gradually gave way to brilliant colors contrasted with very pure whites. As an activist, she became implicated, upon her return to Quebec in 1966, in various democratic struggles. During that period, she was also fascinated by the properties of antique glass and its possibilities as a medium. She began researching glass production methods and their application in the composition of stained glass, glass windows and skylights. As a master glassmaker, Ferron made many contributions to architecture and public art. Being the first female artist to receive the prestigious Paul-Émile Borduas prize, she inspired a whole generation of artists working to secure a place for women in the arts. Her impact on the development of Quebec art as well as in the political social spheres in Quebec has been stressed more than once. In addition to winning the silver medal of the Biennale of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1961, she was named Grand Officer of the Ordre national du Quebec in 2000. That same year, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal held a major retrospective which traced the great emotion and rigor of her work. Marcelle Ferron died in Montreal in 2001.
Born in 1882 in Montréal Quebec, A.Y. Jackson was a founding member of the Group of Seven and he was intrinsic to the development of the Canadian art aesthetic. Eventually working mainly in oil, he received his earliest artistic training in his hometown of Montréal when he went to work for lithography company at age of 12.
He began his formal studies in 1902, first working under William Brymner (1855-1925) at the Art Association of Montréal, and later at the Chicago Art Institute from 1905 to 1907. Immediately following his education in North America, Jackson traveled to Paris to study under Jean Paul Laurens (1838-1921) at the Académie Julian where he was heavily influenced by Impressionism. Subsequent to his studies, he traveled and painted England, France and Italy, and returned to Québec in 1914.
With their focus on capturing the Canadian landscape, the paintings that Jackson produced upon his return attracted the attention of fellow artist J.E. H. MacDonald (1873-1932) and Lawren Harris (1885-1970). They eventually convinced Jackson to move to Toronto, where he shared a studio with Tom Thomson (1877-1917) and become involved in all major group trips to Algonquin Park, Georgian Bay, Algoma and the North Shore.
Jackson exhibited with the Group of Seven throughout the 1920s. He also made regular sketching trips to Québec in the spring, travelled to regions such as the Canadian Artic in the summer and returned to the studio in Toronto to paint his canvases.
With a career that remained active into his eighties, Jackson exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts from 1904- 1957 and with the Art Association of Montreal from 1903 to 1946. He died in Kleinberg, Ontario in 1974.
William Raphael, artist, photographer, art teacher, anatomical illustrator and art restorer was born in 1833 in Nakel, Prussia. From 1859 to 1860 he was employed as an artist at the photography studio of William Notman (1826-1891). By 1863-64 he was associated with photographer A.B. Taber. (?) He died in Montréal in 1914.
Dutch artist Willem Steelink Jr. was born in Amsterdam on 16 July 1856. He died in the village of Voorburg on 27 November 1928. Besides being a painter, he was also a graphic artist. He is associated with the followers of The Hague School, but also the Laren School. The Laren School is a collective name for a group of artists. These artists worked in and around the village of Laren at the end of the 19th until the beginning of the 20th century. They used a painting style that was originated from The Hague School.
Source: Art Gallery Kompaen https://www.kompaen-lisse.nl/wp/en/w-willem-steelink-jr-2/
Peter Whalley, the younger brother of George Whalley, was one of the first cartoonists in Canada to display a warped, sardonic sense of humour on the editorial pages of a newspaper when he started drawing for the Montréal Standard in the early 1940s. Whalley, the son of an Anglican clergyman, was born in Brockville, Ontario in 1921. He grew up in Halifax where he attended the Nova Scotia College of Art. He died in St. Jerome, Quebec in 2007.
Source: Excerpted from article" Cartoonist displayed sardonic humour" by Alan Hustak in the Montreal Gazette, 22 September, 2007.
George Nakash was a photographer living in Sherbrooke, Québec. He is the Uncle of the famous Armenian-Canadian photographer, Yousuf Karsh, (1908-2002)
Born in Simcoe, Ontario in 1952, John A. Schweitzer is a well-established Montréal artist. He has a B.A. Honours Visual Arts, from University of Western Ontario (1974) a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from York University, Toronto (1978) and pursued post-graduate studies at McGill University in architecture, film, literature and theater. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions including at the Goethe-Institute, Toronto, (1999) Galerie Christiane Chassay, Montréal, and Visual Arts Center, Montréal, (2001). He has received numerous awards for his artist Achievements and philanthropy . Schweitzer lives and works in Montréal.
Mario Merola was born in Montréal in 1931 and attended the École des beaux-arts de Montréal from 1946-1952, where he studied decoration with painter Maurice Raymond (1912-2006). In 1952 he went to France to take a set design course at the École supérieure des arts décoratifs de Paris. He then attended the Place-des-arts encounter work shop after which he was hired as a costume designer at Radio-Canada. Starting in 1957, Merola produced numerous murals integrated with architecture, including one in Canadian pavilion at the Brussels Work Fair and those in Sherbrooke and Charlevoix Metro stations.
Born in Toronto, with a degree in geography from the University of Toronto, Robert Bateman taught high school for over 20 years, including two years in Nigeria. He has been a keen artist and naturalist form his early days and has always painted wildlife and nature. Bateman's art reflects his commitment to ecology and preservation and since the early 1960's he has been an active member of naturalist and conservation organizations. He left teaching in 1976 to paint full time. Source: Excerpted from "Robert Batemen Biography" http://robertbateman.ca/biography.html
"Thoreau MacDonald, illustrator, designer, painter (born at Toronto, 21 April 1901; died at Toronto 30 May 1989) was self-taught but worked with his father, J.E. H. MacDonald (1873-1932). Colour blindness forced him to work mainly in black and white. His illustrations, particularly for the Ryerson Press and magazine Canadian Forum, typified a whole period of Canadian Illustration in the 1920s and 1930s. Certain technical mannerisms characterized his work; skies are a series of parallel horizontal lines; clouds are simplified ameboid shapes and trees look like skeletons of conch shells; and his animals recall the art of the ancient Near East, appearing full face or usually, in profile. In general, his subjects recalled his father’s but favoured Ontario farmland. He was one of the first artists in Canada to study factories and construction, but his work is most memorable for his delight in nature."
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.
Nicholas Hornyansky was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1896. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest. Later he studied in Vienna, Munich, Amsterdam, Paris and Antwerp.
He is a contributing member of the American Colour Print Society, Philadelphia, and the Southern Print-makers Society of Mt. Airy, Ga.
His work is represented in many museums, notably among which are Budapest Municipal Museum, Antwerp Museum of Fine Arts, Ottawa National Gallery, Royal Ontario Museum, and Central Public Library, New York City.
Mr. Hornyansky has received many rewards for his work. One award was made by the Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers when a print of his was selected “The Print of the Year” 1940.
Hornyansky has held one man shows in many cities in Europe, Canada, and the United States. He has contributed to the exhibitions of the Royal Canadian Academy, Ontario Society of Arts, Ottawa National Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, California Print-makers, American Academy of Design and the New York World Fair 1939. He died in 1965.
Raoul Dufy was a French Fauvist painter, brother of Jean Dufy. He developed a colorful, decorative style that became fashionable for designs of ceramics and textiles, as well as decorative schemes for public buildings. He is noted for scenes of open-air social events.
Mr. Hubert E. Lewis was born August 22, 1912 in Montréal, Québec. After graduating from Winnipeg's Western Bible College in 1946, he moved to Lennoxville and as a minister, he started a Pentecostal Church currently known as "Oasis". He worked as Chief accountant for Bishop's University from 1958 - 1980. His wife, Jeanie Lewis, worked in the Records Office of Bishop's and his three children are Bishop's graduates. He died November 27, 1985 in Sherbrooke.
Florence Byrant, daughter of John Henry Bryant (-1934) and Ida Wearne (d. 1924), was born in October 1901 in Sherbrooke. During her lifetime, Florence served as the organist for the Church of the Advent and was active in other artistic groups within the community.1 On 1 October 1927, Florence married James Wark (1897-1969). It may well be their shared appreciation for the arts that brought James and Florence together. The couple had two daughters, Catherine (1929-2009) and Barbara (b. 1930) who each pursued interests in the arts, focused around the theatre, dance, and music. Florence Wark died in Sherbrooke in 1993.