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Born in Germany
1974 Moved to Canada
Lived in Africa (Zaire), South America (Guyana and Dominican Republic), Thailand and the United States.
1985 - 1986 Studied visual arts, University of Concordia, Montreal, Canada
1982 - 1985 Studied charcoal, ink, pencil and acrylic, Leslie Schalk, painter, Montreal, Canada


Solo Exhibitions
1991 Port Maurice Gallery, St.Leonard, Montrיal, Canada
1991 Cultural Centre, Verdun, Community services, Quebec, Canada
1991 Rive-Nord Gallery, St. Thיrטse
1992 Sekai Gallery, Centre expיrimental d’arts actuels, Montrיal, Canada
1993 Les Salles du Gיsu, Centre de Crיativitי, Montrיal, Canada
1995 Maison Lachaine, Cultural Centre, Sainte-Thיrטse, Quebec, Canad
1996 Greenfield Park Library, Quebec, Canada
1997 Studio-Gallery of Naןve Art, Yvon-M. Daigle, Magog, Canada
1999 Centre Culturel de Drummondville, Quebec, Canada
2001 Matane Cultural Center, Quebec, Canada
2002 Horizon Gallery, Tracy-Sorel, Quebec, Canada
2004 Galיrie du Parc, Trois Riviטres, Quebec, Canada
2004 International museum of Naןve Art Yvon M. Daigle, Magog, Canada
2004 Stewart Hall, Point Claire, Quebec, Canada
2005 Eluart Gallery, Montreal, Canada

Group Exhibitions
1987 Grand Prix de Peinture Canadien, Cathיdrale of St. Eustache, St-
Eustache, Quיbec, Canada
1989 Prix Suisse de Peinture Primitive Moderne, dit Naןve, Pro Arte Kasper
Gallery, Morges, Switzerland
1989 Grand Prix de Peinture Canadien, 2 Biennale, Convention Centre,
Montreal, Canada
1990 "Naive painters of Quebec", Regional Museum of Vaudreuil-Soulanges,
Vaudreuils, Quebec, Canada
1991 "Naive Art", Montcalm Gallery, Hull, Quebec, Canada
1992 AIDS Fund Raising event, Sיkai Gallery, Montrיal, Canada
1992 Art Rental & Sales, Pointe Claire, Stewart Hall, Quebec, Canada
1993 International competition of Naive Art, Jeannine Blais Gallery,
North Hatley, Quebec, Canada
1993 "Naive Art”, Centre d’art Morency, Montreal, Canada
1994 Cultural Centre AMORC, Montrיal, Canada
1994 Action Suicide, Ogilvy, Montrיal, Canada
1994 Arts Auction 57, Plattsburgh, NY, USA
1994 International competition of Naive Art, Jeannine Blais Gallery,
1994 North Hatley, Quebec, Canada
1994 Art Rental & Sales, Pointe Claire, Stewart Hall, Quebec, Canada
1994 "Art without borders", Intercultural week, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec,Canada
1995 Arts Auction 57, Plattsburgh, NY, USA
1995 Art Rental & Sales, Pointe Claire, Stewart Hall, Quebec, Canada
1995 "Quebec Naןf Art", Council on the Arts for Clinton Count, Plattsburgh,
N.Y., USA
1995 Multi-Focus International juried competition, Myers Fine Arts Gallery
Plattsburgh, N.Y., USA
1995 Sיkai Gallery, Montrיal, Canada
1995 "Naive Quebec Art", Le Palais des Naifs, International Museum,Bages,
France
1996 International Competition of Naif Art, Jeannine Blais Gallery, North
Hatley, Canada
1996 Sunlife, organized by le Conseil de la Peinture, Montreal, Canada
1997 "Painted Tales - Contes sur toile et sur cיramique", Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Pointe-Claire, Quיbec, Canada
1997 "La carte n’est pas mon territoire", Les Salles du Gesש, Montrיal,
Canada
1998 Quebec Naive Art in Tunisia, Tunis, Tunisia
1998 International Competition of Naif Art, 4th edition, Jeannine Blais Gallery, North Hatley, Quebec, Canada
1999 5th International exhibition Peintres naifs א Guiglia, Guiglia, Italy
2000 Biennale internationale d’art miniature, Ville-Marie, Quיbec, Canada
2000 Arts Auction Les services bיnיvoles de l’est, Montrיal, Canada
2001 Service Benevole de l’est (Arts Auction), Montrיal, Canada
2002 International Museum of naive art Yvon M. Daigle, Magog, Canada
2002 8th International exhibition Peintres naifs א Guiglia, Guiglia, Italy
2003 L’Art pour tous tous pour l’Art, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quיbec, Canada
2003 Figures de style, Espace Parcours, Montrיal, Canada
2003 Le Temps des Fetes, Canadian Cancer Society, Beloeil, Quיbec,
Canada
2004 Prix Suisse et Prix Europe de Peinture Primitive Moderne et d’Art
Brut, Singulier et insolite 2004, Pro Arte Kasper Gallery, Morges,
Switzerland
2004 Le temps des fךtes, point de vue de l’art naןve Beauport, Societי d’art
et d’histoire de Beauport, Quיbec, Canada
2004 1 Salone Internazionale del Piccolo Formato Naןf, Castelvetro, Italy
2005 Art Naןf, Intercultural Exhibition, Gatineau L’Imagier, Quebec, Canada
2005 Cats and Dogs, International Museum of Naןve art Yvon M. Daigle,
Magog, Canada
2006 Fךte des Arts, St.Basil-Le-Grand, Quיbec, Canada
2006 Visions de bonheur, Beauport, Quיbec, Canada
2006 Festiv’Art 2006, Frelighsburgh, Quיbec, Canada
2007 “Naןve-Joie de Vivre”, Gina Gallery of International Naןve Art, Tel Aviv
2013 “Naive Light Over Jerusalem”, Safra Square Gallery, The Jerusalem Cinematheque Gallery, Jerusalem Theatre, The French House, Jerusalem, Israel.

Prizes
1997 Le Memphrי, 2nd competition of Quebec naif art, Prize of Yvon M.
Daigle Naןve Art Gallery, Magog Canada
1988 Grand Prix de peinture Canadien, 2nd prize, semi-professional
1987 Grand Prix de peinture Canadien 1st prize, amateur

Public Collections
Musיe international d’art naןf de Magog, Magog, Quיbec, Canada
Museum of Fine Arts, Sherbrooke, Quיbec, Canada
Centre Culturel de Verdun, Montreal, Canada
Musיe d’art Naif, Bגges, France
City of Montreal West, Canada

Bibliography
“Naifs... ces peintres du Quיbec et de l’Acadie?“, Guy Boulizon, Anne-
MarieBost, YvonDaigle, Trיcarrי Publisher, 1988, Montrיal, Canada
“La fךte au Quיbec et l’art naif“, Yvon Daigle, Trיcarrי, 1993, Canada
“Petites histoire peut etre vraies“, Rollande Saint-Onge, Editions de la Paix, 1995, Granby, Quebec, Canada
Guide Vallיe, 1993
“Perspectives Peinture“, Conseil de la Peinture, 1995, Montrיal, CanadA
“Prandre Plaisir a Decouvrir”, Gaetan Morin Editeur,
2003, Canada
“Cיlestine et le gיranium magique“, Barbara Sala, Trafford Publishing,
Victoria, 2006, Canada

 

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