acrylic on canvas, 36" × 30"
David Bolduc (1945 - 2010) - Artist Biography
David Bolduc (born 10 February 1945 - 8 April 2010) is considered to be one of Canada’s foremost abstract painters. As the successor to Jack Bush and Gershon Iskowitz, he began his career attending the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and the Museum of Fine Arts School in Montreal. His first solo exhibition of 1966 took place at the Elysee Theatre in Montreal. That same year, he moved back to Toronto and began working as a conservator at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Bolduc’s paintings can be found in major collections across Canada, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Art Gallery of Alberta. His eccentric style is defined by his exploration of layered colors, light and linear markings. His tendency is to find balance within his paintings; contrasting thick lines with thin, using monochromatic and bold colours symbiotically. In 2009, Bolduc was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. On April 8th, 2010, he passed away at the age of 65. The time between his diagnosis and death Bolduc painted 40 canvases, which are said to be some of his most creative works in his oeuvre.