Andre Bieler: An Artist's Life and Times [DVD] [2006]

Smith, Frances

Published by Firefly Books, 2006
ISBN 10: 1554072328 / ISBN 13: 9781554072323
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A lavishly illustrated biography of the "people's artist" who celebrated habitant life.

André Biéler was born in 1896 in Switzerland. The nephew of the important Swiss painter Ernest Biéler, André moved with his family to France, where he studied art, and then to Canada. His education was interrupted by the outbreak of World War I, which saw him return to France as a soldier.

In this richly illustrated book, Frances K. Smith traces the roots of the Biéler family and covers the development of the artist, from his apprenticeship to his exploration of rural habitant life along the shores and islands of Quebec. André Biéler would emerge as an artist of extraordinary creative energy, working in printmaking as well as oils.

After moving to Kingston, Ontario, in 1936 as resident artist and professor at Queen's University, Biéler helped establish the Agnes Etherington Gallery. In 1941 he organized the first conference of Canadian artists, an event that eventually would lead to the formation of the Canada Council.

Biéler's subject was people, and he was known fondly as the "people's artist." He continued to paint through his 80s. He died in 1989, leaving an important legacy. This revised and much expanded edition of Frances K. Smith's 1980 book features hundreds of color images and defines André Biéler as an artist of classic, sustained and versatile talent.

Review: A richly-illustrated journey of an artist who devoted part of his long career to evocative images of life in rural Quebec. (John Arkelian Artsforum)

Remarkable life story... the most comprehensive collection of [Bieler's] work... more than 300 color illustrations. (Kim Lunman Kingston Whig-Standard 2006-09-09)

A perfect model of an art book... This fine story of social engagement and creative vigour is well told. In the course of poring over this book, I felt I got closer to Bieler than almost any artist I can name. (Robert Amos Victoria Times-Colonist 2006-11-26)

Shows Canadian art of a different sort. ... [Bieler] clearly helped shape Canada's cultural landscape. ... Valuable observations about Canadian culture. (Victor Swoboda Montreal Gazette 2006-12-02)

A strikingly handsome production, copiously illustrated, mostly in full color... a comprehensive straightforward narrative of [Biéler's] life. (J.H. Kirchhoff Globe and Mail 2006-08-26)

A delightful retrospective .. glorious illustrations throughout. (International Art Treasures Web Magazine 2006-12-01)

[A] monument of a book... There are some lovely impressionistic paintings here, as well as many photographs from Beiler's life. (Bill Robertson Saskatoon Star Phoenix 2006-12-16)

A beautifully produced bio-critical study of the important Swiss-born modernist with hundreds of plates and illustrations. (George Fetherling The New Brunswick Reader 2006-12-02)

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Title: Andre Bieler: An Artist's Life and Times [...
Publisher: Firefly Books
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: Good
Edition: Har/DVD.

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SMITH, FRANCES K. - Introduction Par: KAREL, DAVID - ?pilogue Par: BI?LER, TED
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