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Michel, Andrélocked

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French, 20th century, male.

Active in Canada fromc.1980.

Born 1945, in Le Pontet, near Avignon.

Painter. Portraits, landscapes, still-lifes.

André Michel studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Avignon, where he won first prize in 1958, 1959 and 1960. Also an ethnographer (he worked with indigenous peoples in the Americas and Australia), he set up several museums in Canada, including the Musée des Sept-Îles and the Mont-St-Hilaire museum in Quebec. His early paintings observe traditional figurative techniques in portraits, landscapes and still-lifes treated in a range of ochres, and in a style that echoes Post-Cubism and Symbolic Figuration. He also sculpts....

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