The artist in front of his encaustic’s equipment.
The artist in front of his encaustic’s equipment.

Citizenship : Canadian

Lives and works in Montréal, QC, Canada.

 

EDUCATION

 

Art :Self-taught with exception of 2 workshops in 1982 and 1983 under the

direction of Albert Handell in Woodstock, New York.


Other :Engineering degree, École Polytechnique de l’université de Montréal, 1969.

Diploma in Management, McGill University, 1978.


PROFESSIONNAL DEVELOPMENT


1983 :Left the Engineering profession to become a painter.

 

1984 à 1994 :Participated in several group and individual exhibitions, among them:

-Four group exhibitions organized by the Pastel Society of America in

New York. Where I won three awards with portrait paintings.

-Three solo exhibitions at the Dominion Gallery in Montréal.


From 1994 :Engaged in research aimed at attaining a union between abstraction and

figuration so as to achieve a power of expression.

 

The research is founded on the opposing views of two key figures from

twentieth century art history. The first, D. H. Kanhweiler, the defender of

Picasso, rejected abstraction as a means of artistic expression. His opponent,

W. Worringer, claimed that abstraction is the sine qua non condition to the development of a grand style, the last manifestation of which would have been the Gothic style. As a result of this research, an essay was completed.

The essay’s synopsis can be reached by clicking here.