Summer Reading Paintings by Paul Beliveau
Canadian artist, draftsman and engraver Paul Beliveau was born August 10, 1954, in Quebec City. He studied drawing and lithography from 1977 to 1983 at the Laval University. The talented artist creates amazing realistic paintings, as Paul is an expert in drawing, painting and engraving. His work is based on database of literally thousands of personal and historical photographs. With painstaking accuracy, Beliveau paints culturally significant artifacts such as his own book collection, placing volumes on Friedrich, Futurism, and Van Gogh beside the poetry of Friedrich von Schiller and Beethoven. Beliveau says, “I like to use painted books as a strategy against loss, even though worn books evoke the passage of time and reveal one’s own fineness.”
Painting by Paul Beliveau evolves in a rich postmodernism narrations and quotes. His work unfolds around an abundant humanism often illustrated with references to art, culture, history, time, death and man.
In 1999, Paul Beliveau became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He is also recipient of several awards in visual arts. He participated in more than 60 solo exhibitions in Canada and the United States.