price range $2000-10000
Yoho Park 36x48" oil on canvas
Sandpiper 60x36 " oil on canvas
Mirage a baie de rochers 84x60" oil on canvas
Evasion (Don Quichotte) 36x36" oil on canvas
L'Autumn a Desbien (Lac St-Jean)
oil on canvas 30x30"
A la conquete de Charlevoix oil on canvas 36x60"
Improvisation 48x40 oil on canvas
Heart of the Forest 60x40" oil on canvas
Nature Champetre 40x48" oil on canvas
Neige dans le talus
24x30" oil on canvas
Born in Johnville, Baie-du-Febvre, Quebec in 1942, Yvon Breton demonstrated artistic ability from an early age. He enrolled at Montreal’s École des Beaux-Arts in 1962, five years later winning the prestigious Prince Fine Arts Award at the Canadian National Exhibition. In 1988, Breton became the first Quebecer to be awarded the Prix René d’Anjou from the French government. His early success led him to fully dedicate himself to his artistic practice.
While Breton has experimented with watercolour, ink, charcoal and pastel, his medium of choice is oil, which he applies on the canvas with a palette knife to create unique textures. His exceptional palette strokes and his ability to fuse asymmetrical strokes and movements into a concise painting is one of his most recognizable traits.
Breton compares his work to poetry; a visual poetry inspired by the shapes, colours and movements of the wilderness. Amateurs and collectors alike appreciate his passion for nature, evident in all of his work.
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des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, Quebec (Graphisme)
1959-60 École des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, Quebec (Formation en arts)
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (partial list)
2011 Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary, Canada (duo with Alex Fong)
Les Peintres Québécois, Quebec, Canada
2005-2000 Galerie Québec-Art, Quebec, Canada
1998 Galerie Michel-Ange, Montreal, Canada
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (partial list)
2016 Chase Art Gallery, Beaconsfield, Canada
2010 Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary, Canada
2003-1998 Galerie Michel-Ange, Montreal, Canada
2002 Ville Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada
2001 Galerie Art & Style, Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada
1999 Musée régional Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Quebec, Canada
Galerie du Symposium, Danville, Quebec, Canada
1998-94 Galerie Pauline Johnson, Montreal, Canada
1998 Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, Canada
HONOURS / AWARDS
1988 Prix René
d'Anjou, ville de Lorraine, Quebec, Canada
1988 1st Prize, open category, Ass. Culturelle Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, Quebec, Canada
1967 Winner of the Price Fine Art Award
Guide Parcours, Montreal, article, 02-1998
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