Item 1993_069 - Portrait of Chancellor R.A.E. Greenshields

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Portrait of Chancellor R.A.E. Greenshields

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The Hon. R.A.E. Greenshields, D.C.L., LL.D., Chancellor 1932–1942

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CA BU BUArtColl-1993_069

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  • 1938 (Creation)
    Jongers, Alphonse (1872-1945)

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1 painting : oil on canvas ; 92 x 71.4 cm

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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.
Source: MacDonald, Colin, "A Dictionary of Canadian Artists", Canadian paperbacks, Ottawa, 1971.

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Bishop's University Foundation


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Alphonse Jongers 1938

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