André Schirmer   Artist Info
Original Works
Prices include framing unless specified otherwise.
Image of art work “Beverly”
"Beverly"
Acrylic on Canvas, 40" x 30"
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Image of art work “Caroline”
"Caroline"
Acrylic on Canvas, 40" x 30"
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Image of art work “Diana”
"Diana"
Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 48"
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Image of art work “Café le vieux port”
"Café le vieux port"
Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 36"
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Image of art work “Glamour”
"Glamour"
Acrylic on Canvas, 48" x 36"
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Image of art work “Daphné”
"Daphné"
Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 48"
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Image of art work “Clarence”
"Clarence"
Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 30"
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Image of art work “Pascale”
"Pascale"
Acrylic on Canvas, 40" x 40"
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Image of art work “Fannie”
"Fannie"
Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 48"
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Image of art work “Eva”
"Eva"
Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 48"
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Image of art work “Dis le Moi”
"Dis le Moi"
Acrylic on canvas, 40" x 40"
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Image of art work “Ville-Marie”
"Ville-Marie"
Acrylic on canvas, 48" x 48"
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Image of art work “La Cavalle”
"La Cavalle"
Acrylic on canvas, 48" x 36"
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Image of art work “Elizabeth”
"Elizabeth"
Acrylic on canvas, 60" x 36"
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Image of art work “Duo (A & B)”
"Duo (A & B)"
Acrylic on canvas, 48" x 60"
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Image of art work “Dame Papineau”
"Dame Papineau"
Acrylic on canvas, 40" x 60"
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Image of art work “Raphael”
"Raphael"
Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 48"
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Image of art work “Vert Montreal”
"Vert Montreal"
Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 24"
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Image of art work “Montreal Bleu”
"Montreal Bleu"
Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 24"
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Image of art work “Montreal en Rouge”
"Montreal en Rouge"
Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 24"
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Image of art work “Beatrice”
"Beatrice"
Acrylic on canvas, 40" x 40"
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Image of art work “On Certain Regard”
"On Certain Regard"
Acrylic on canvas, 40" x 40"
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Image of art work “Love”
"Love"
Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24"
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Artist Info

André Schirmer's distinctive style shifts between abstraction and realism. His expressions of everyday life capture people in motion, city life and portraits of a moment in time.

Montreal artist, Andre Schirmer studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal. In 1967, after completing his Fine Arts degree, he began a career as a graphic designer and illustrator. After a successful career, Schirmer retired from the business to devote himself to painting, his first love and passion.

Schirmer's subject matter is diverse. His urban and rural landscapes beat with the pulse of life. His figures in motion are suggestive of 'street photography' where human presence, buildings and fashion are all in context with one another. The dynamic energy of daily life is expressed by bold, gestural lines and bursts of colour. It offers a glimpse into Schirmer's experiences of the city and its people.

The artist most recent body of work consists of portraits, often of women, that move between stillness and movement. Interested in the aesthetics of beauty Schirmer's women are beautiful, sensual, confident and captivating, often looking back directly at the viewer. At the same time, the artist is able to capture an essence of something intimate and revealing about his subjects, as though the portrait is verging on a candid moment. His female portraits are painted in a style reminiscent of magazine covers or evoke the portraiture style of Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Schirmer's medium of choice is acrylics. His painting style is informed by his training in graphic art. Bold imagery, balanced and thoughtful composition, and saturation of colour are all characteristics of his work. His paintings are often accentuated by the use of various techniques and mixed media elements, all working together to interpret and strengthen the authenticity of his subject matter.

In each piece he strives for authentic personal expression and aesthetic beauty.



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
 
   2011, 2012Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2011Galerie Onessimo Fine Art - West Palm Beach, Florida
Galerie Knowlton - Knowlton
Lise Leclerc, courtier en oeuvres d'art - Québec
Mensi & Rioux - Montréal
Galerie MX - Montréal
Galeries d'Art Beuchamp - Québec
Las Olas Fine Arts - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Café Les Entretiens - Montréal
2011Exposition Les Dames de la Fontaine - Montreal
2010Koyman Galleries - Ottawa
2010Gallery Déjà Vu, inc. Fine Art - Miami, Florida
2009Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteur du Québec
  - 3e Grand Prix en frontière figurative
2008, 2009Galerie Bistrot Carpe Diem - Knowlton
2009Exposition Galerie Dentaire - Montréal
2006, 2008Studio 261 - Montréal
2007Galerie Baliz - Montréal
2007Galerie Harwood - Hudson
2007Exposition La Farandole des arts visuels du Lac Masson
2002Exposition Galerie Henry Giroux - St-Sauveur
1998Galerie Harrison - Montréal
1998Exposition au Centre de commerce mondiale
1996Exposition privée - rue St-Jean, Montréal
1994Exposition au Centre d'Histoire de Montréal
1993Exposition TRAFFIC - Vieux-Montréal
1984Exposition à la Galerie Clarence Gagnon
1980-1987Plusieurs autres expositions privées


PRIVATE & PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
 
   DuMaurier Imperial Tobacco - Avmor, Montréal
Journal La Presse - Montréal
Magil Construction - Montréal
Organisation de l'aviation civile internationale (OACI) - Montréal
Bell Canada - Montréal
Aéroport de Montréal- Montréal
Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ)


MEDIA COVERAGE
 
   MAGAZIN'ART, Édition Automne 2010, p 84 - 87



   
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