biographie de André Charles BIELER (1896-1989)

Birth place: Lausanne, Switz

Addresses: Glenburnie, Ont

Profession: Painter, printmaker

Studied: ASL NYC, Woodstock, with Charles Rosen & Eugene Speicher; Acad Ranson, Paris, France, with Paul Serusier & Maurice Denis; also execution of frescoes with Ernest Biéler, Switz.

Exhibited: A Century of Canadian Art, Tate Gallery, London, Eng, 1938; AIC, 1939; Int Water Colour Exhib, Chicago, Ill, 1939; Golden Gate Int Exhib Contemp Art, San Fran., Calif, 1939; solo retro., André Biéler--50 Years 1920-1970, 11 cities, 1970-1971; Int Exhib Graphics, Montreal Mus Fine Arts & Traveling Exhib, 1971-. Awards: J W L Foster Award, Ont Soc Artists, 1957; C W Jefferi Award, Can Soc Graphic Art, 1964; Centennial Medal, Can Govt, 1967.

Member: Academician Royal Can Acad Arts; Ont Soc Artists; Can Soc Graphic Art; Canadian Group Painters; Canadian Soc Painters in Watercolour.

Work: Nat Gallery Can, Ottawa; Mus Quèbec, PQ; Montreal Mus Fine Art, PQ; Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's Univ, Kingston, Ont; Art Gallery Ont, Toronto. Commissions: Saguenay: People and Hydro-Electric Development, Shipshaw (on aluminum panels), Aluminum Co Can, 1948; Rehabilitation (oil on canvas glued to wall), Vet Welfare Serv, Ottawa, 1955; Scènes de Quèbec (oil on canvas attached to wall), Proctor & Gamble, Pointe Claire, PQ, 1957; aluminum foil, plaster & aluminum plates, comn by Aluminum Labs, Tokyo Aluminum Co, Japan.

Comments: Preferred Media: Acrylics, Oils. Positions: Dir, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 1957-1963. Teaching: Resident artist & prof art hist, appreciation & painting, Queen's Univ, 1936-1963. Collection: French Canadian furniture and artifacts; Canadian and European paintings. Publications: contribr, Can Art vol. 9, 1970-1971.

Sources: WW73; M Barbeau, Painters of Quebec (Toronto Press, 1946); R Allen, Introduction to AndrÈ BiÈler: 50 Years (exh. cat., Queens Univ., 1970).

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