Pierre Patry

Anabelle Blues
Anabelle Blues, 2006
mixed media on canvas, 20" × 16"
Carmelle, 2009
mixed media on canvas, 16½" × 25"
Ébleuit, 2009
mixed media on canvas, 28" × 32"
Epiderme, 2015
mixed media on canvas, 30" × 40"
Ete, 2010
mixed media on canvas, 10" × 10"
Imbroglio, 2015
mixed media on canvas, 54" × 70"
Immersion, 2006
mixed media on canvas, 24" × 30"
Magma, 2016
mixed media on canvas, 30" × 40"
mixed media on canvas, 9.5" × 10.5"
Solstice, 2015
mixed media on canvas, 30" × 40"
Sylhouettes, 2016
mixed media on canvas, 54" × 70"
Symboise, 2010
mixed media on canvas, 18" × 20"
Toro, 2003
mixed media on canvas, 20" × 16"


Pierre Patry – Artist Biography

Pierre Patry

Abstract artist Pierre Patry was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec in 1956. He studied graphic arts between 1974 and 1977 in Ahunstic, Montreal before exploring the diversified discipline of print-making at Concordia University and The Studio at L'Ile de Val David. It is his sensual, luminous paintings for which he has been celebrated and which have been exhibited in over 40 venues since 1982 to resounding praise in the US, Germany, and Japan. In Quebec and France, especially, Patry has been awarded over a half -dozen prizes of merit. His works are collected by the Toronto-Dominion Bank, the City of Montreal, the Government of Quebec , and privately in America and Europe.

For Patry, the phenomenal process of abstract painting occurs via spontaneity and intuitive vigour: "It is rhythm that underlies the work, guides the combinations of shapes and colours, sometimes strong or violent, sometimes soft and subtle." Richly applied tones prevail, from a potent palette of primary, earth, jewel, and metallic colours deftly accentuated by subtle whites and striking black. The resulting canvases and works on paper are sumptuous and seductive ---- a virtuosity of expressive effect: "Between reality and abstraction, I express my emotions, that which I feel within me..."

Writer, critic and recipient of the Montreal Literary Prize, Guy Robert writes of Pierre's work "Who is the artist Pierre Patry? He appears to me as being one of the most gifted and energetic flag bearers of his generation without, however, belonging to a specific group. It is indeed his own banner that he proudly carries and not yet in his forties, he demonstrates exceptional creativity, originality and maturity..."

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Daphne OdjigDaphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97. Click here for more details.

Odjig is frequently referred to as the "Grandmother of Indigenous Art." She has been the recipient of many awards, honours and recognitions for her works, to name a few: The Order of Canada, the Governor General's Award, and eight Honorary Doctorates. Her works have been shown in the National Gallery of Canada, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

She established the first native-run fine art print house in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1971. Known as 'Odjig Indian Prints,' this print house was so successful that it evolved into an Indigenous gallery space in 1974, called the New Warehouse Gallery, run by Odjig and her husband, Chester Beavon. She was also a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. This artistic group's purpose was to promote Contemporary Indigenous art and artists.

Alex JanvierAlex Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" is now on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary Indigenous artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. This retrospective of his artwork is on display from 25 November 2016 to 17 April 2017.

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