Artist Biography — Graphisme

Claude Simard / Canadian Painter

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**Claude Simard** Claude Simard was a Canadian painter, known for his colorful canvases depicting floral garden scenes, landscapes, still lifes and characters.He was born in Quebec in 1943 and has contributed immensely to Canada's artistic heritage and was part of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.He graduated from the Ontario School of Fine Arts and after an internship in England he was hired as the director of advertising and visual design for Maison Simons stores in Quebec City in 1966. The logo was 'he designed continues to be the image of the company. He studied under masters like Franklin Arbuckle,...

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John Kenneth Esler / Canadian etching peerless

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**John Kenneth Esler**   John Kenneth Esler (1933-1991), born in Pilot Mound, Manitoba, is a graphic artist and pioneer in the Canadian etching industry, as was Roman Cieslewicz and Richard Lacroix. He studied at the University of Manitoba School of Art and graduated in 1960. He then studied at the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Education and received two degrees from the University of Manitoba. he applied both in his career. From 1964 to 1980 he was an engraving teacher at the University of Calgary, as before, artist John Will, where he spent much of his artistic career.He has been...

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Albert Dumouchel / Canadian painter

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**Albert Dumouchel** Albert Dumouchel (1916-1971) was one of the most influential and pioneering figures in modern art in Quebec. He was a professor, artistic director, photographer, musician, engraver and painter. From the age of 8, he studied violin, singing and piano; he perfected his singing skills with Rodolphe Plamondon. And in 1936, the Valleyfield Seminary entrusted him with his art studio where he taught until 1949. In 1945, in Montreal, he participated in "exquisite corpse" experiments with Léon Bellefleur, Jean Benoit, Jean Léonard, Mimi Parent and Alfred Pellan.He also became a professor of drawing, art history, advertising and photography at...

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Josep Baqués / An outstanding painter inventor

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**Josep Baqués** Josep Baqués (1895 - 1967) is a Spanish artist, whose contribution and works in Graphic Design have been recognized nationally and internationally for his creativity, innovation and rigor. After having left his family at the age of 17 and traveled to Germany and France, Josep Baqués returned to Barcelona in 1914 when the war broke out. In 1928, he became a civil servant in the Guàrdia Urbana, the municipal police of the city. Living alone with his mother, single with a minimal social life, he devotes all his free time to drawing more than 1500 monsters. From the...

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