Artist Biography — Gravure

Calero / Contemporary artist

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**Calero** Ricardo Calero (Jaén, Spain, 1955) made a very young contact with the Zaragoza artistic movement while studying in different art academies of the city. Between 1980 and 1986, he worked as a teacher, at the same time he directed the Ejea de los Caballeros School of Art and taught at the Teacher Training Center and the Institute of Zaragoza education. Since 1987, we have enjoyed a real creative explosion when Calero participates in different exhibitions around the world in France, Germany, United States, Switzerland or Canada. The multiform work of Ricardo Calero has been exhibited internationally since the 1970s....

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George Beaudereau / Frédéric Mistral - An everyday hero

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**George Beaudereau**   George Beaudereau, born in Paris in 1943, is known by the pseudonym "Fréderic Mistral". For thirty years, he lives between Port-au-Prince and Quebec. He is an engraving artist whose works have toured the globe, to name a few places, Turkey, Brazil, Africa and the United States. Georges Beaudereau keeps talking about the painter Richard Barbot, who is also a musician (bassist), and so many others that he has presented on an international scale. He studied in Paris, Beauvais, Normandy, and for five years in Montreal at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. In Canada, Artistica has complete exclusivity...

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Jean-Baptiste VALADIE / Painter with unrivaled talent

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**Jean-Baptiste VALADIE** Born in Brive-la-Gaillarde in 1933, Jean-Baptiste Valadié took his first Parisian artistic steps during the Charpentier course in Montparnasse. Then, during four years, he is a student at the Applied Arts, while he exercises, moreover, his drawing skills around the Place du Tertre. In the 50s, which still do not rust calls for revolution, the young man dreams of travel and country colors more sparkling than those generated by the gray Parisian.During his military service, he exhibited in Algiers, met success and returned to Paris to conquer gallerists and merchants who can offer him the leisure to finally...

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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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Mervyn Scoble / Canadian Painter

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**Mervyn Scoble**   Mervyn Scoble, is a contemporary Canadian artist, born and educated at the St. Martin's School of Art in London, England, such as Howard Tangye, Ray Richardson, and Tabita Rezaire. In 1971 he moved to Canada and became an art teacher at both the secondary and tertiary levels while working in his pieces inspired by the Canadian media and collective culture. His work and concepts are expressed in a variety of ways, which he sometimes combines together, such as painting, engraving, photography, wood carving and sculpture. Scobles' pieces are nostalgic storytellers and a mastered technique, making him one...

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