Daniel Couvreur

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Daniel Couvreur (Paris, France, 1944-2014)
Painter and sculptor. Moved to Canada in 1960, where he established residence. Between 1964 and 1965 he studied at the Heatherly School of Fine Arts and at the Museum of Fine Arts of Montreal, Canada. He continued his studies at Banff School of Fine Arts, Alberta between 1965-1966. He entered Fine Arts School Montreal in 1966 and finished in 1969. A year later he studied at the Pratt Institute, New York, USA. He began to travel to Italy regularly since 1970 to work on marble sculpture. The sculptural work of Daniel Couvreur has a very purified technique that is expressed in the delicate reliefs reached by his sculptural works using marble, iron and bronze. Among his most important awards and recognitions are, for example: Grant from the Banff School of Fine Arts, Alberta (1965); First Prize. Sculpture of the Center Saidye Bronfman Biennal. Montreal (1977); Grant from the Canadian Art Council (1972-1984). His pictorial work interweaves expressive figurative and also abstract elements, to construct a universe of dreams with surrealist echoes of a very personal pictorial inspiration. A world traversed by iconographies, whose metaphors move between the terrestrial and celestial order, between faith and rational thought, between the origin and the end of time. Of the numerous personal exhibitions stand out the following: St. Denis Gallery, (Montreal, 1967); “Drawings”. Crystal Gallery, (Tokyo, 1977); Bikuben Bank, (Copenhagen, 1978); Canadian Embassy (Rome, 1979); Michel Tétrault Contemporary Art Gallery, (Montreal, 1985); Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, (New York, 1988); Circa Gallery, (Montreal, 1989); “Escultptures”, Durban Segnini Gallery (Caracas, 1992); “Associates from the past”, Durban Segnini Gallery (Miami, 2001). Couvreur’s work is in prestigious public and private collections in North America, Europe and Asia, including the Museum of Quebec (Canada); Bikuben Bank, Copenhagen (Denmark); Town of Namakunai (Japan); Bank of Art Collection (Canada), Norwegian Caribean Line, Oslo (Norway) and Museum Contemporary Montreal (Canada).

Pintor y escultor. Se traslada a Canadá en 1960, donde fija residencia. Entre 1964 y 1965 estudia en el Heatherly School of Fine Arts, y en el Museum of Fine Arts of Montreal, Canada. Continua sus studios en Banff School of Fine Arts, Alberta entre 1965-1966. Ingresa en Fine Arts School Montreal en 1966 y termina en 1969. Un año después estudia en el Pratt Institute, New York, USA. Comienza a viajar asiduamente a Italia desde 1970 para trabajar la escultura en mármol. La obra escultórica de Daniel Couvreur tiene una técnica depuradísima, que se expresa en los delicados relieves que alcanza sus trabajos escultóricos en materiales como mármol, hierro y bronce. Entre sus premios y reconocimientos más importantes resaltan, por ejemplo: Grant from the Banff School of Fine Arts, Alberta (1965); First Prize. Sculpture of the Center Saidye Bronfman Biennal. Montreal (1977); Grant from the Canadian Art Council (1972-1984). Su obra pictórica entrelaza elementos expresivos figurativos y también abstractos, para construir un universo de ensueños con ecos surrealistas de personalísimo aliento pictórico. Un mundo atravesado por iconografías, cuya metáforas se mueven entre el orden terrenal y celestial, entre la fe y el pensamiento racional, entre el origen y el fin de los tiempos. De las numerosas exposiciones personales destacan, por ejemplo, St. Denis Gallery,( Montreal, 1967); “Drawings”. Cristal Gallery, (Tokyo, 1977); Bikuben Bank, (Copenhagen, 1978); Canadian Embassy (Rome, 1979); Michel Tétrault Contemporary Art Gallery, (Montreal, 1985); Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, (New York, 1988); Circa Gallery, (Montreal, 1989); “Escultptures”, Durban Segnini Gallery (Caracas, 1992); “Associates from the past”, Durban Segnini Gallery (Miami, 2001). La obra de Couvreur se encuentra en prestigiosas colecciones públicas y privadas de Norte América, Europa y Asia como, entre otras, Museum of Quebec (Canadá); Bikuben Bank, Copenhagen (Dinamarca); Town of Namakunai (Japón); Bank of Art Collection (Canadá), Norwegian Caribean Line, Oslo (Noruega) y Museum Contemporary Montreal (Canadá).