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Bieler, Andre Charles

Born: 1896 AD
Died: 1989 AD, at 93 years of age.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Painters

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1896 - Born in Lausanne (Switzerland). Canadian (Swiss-born) painter.

1908 - He came to Montreal, studied in Paris with Maurice Denis and Paul Serusier; in Switzerland with his uncle, Ernest Bieler (fresco painting); and at the Art Students League, New York, with Eugene Speicher and George Bellows.

1936 - He was resident artist and head of the department of art, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.

        - As resident artist and professor at Queen's University, Biéler helped establish the Agnes Etherington Gallery.

1941 - He organized the first conference of Canadian artists, an event that eventually would lead to the formation of the Canada Council.

1989 - He died, leaving an important legacy.

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