Artist Biography — Lithographies

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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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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Maurits Cornelis Escher / Mathematical art

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**Maurits Cornelis Escher** Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972), born in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, was a multidisciplinary artist and his heritage in fine graphic and mathematical arts, is known worldwide. This left-handed person (like Vinci, Dürer or Holbein) will realize throughout his life, nearly 450 lithographs, wood engravings, woodcuts, more than 2000 drawings and countless graphic researches. As in Salvador Dali's paintings, where dreams and the materialization of time are recovering, Escher's art opens the door to other dimensions and impossibilities, but with his personal style which is engraving.He briefly studies architecture, but changes for the decorative arts. He studied there under...

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