Biography of PAUL F. YGARTUA

YGARTUA, Paul F. FCA (1945- ). Born near Liverpool, England, Ygartua studied at the Liverpool College of Art; and gold and silversmithing. He came to Canada in 1965 and settled in Vancouver, British Columbia, but travels extensively worldwide. Working in oil, acrylic, watercolour, and ink, he is best known for his portraits of native peoples in Canada, the United States, Brazil, and the Basque region of Spain. He completed a series on Chief Dan George, and the Basques (1985), as well as murals in Chemainus, British Columbia (1983),and for the United Nations Pavilion at Expo 86, Vancouver. He also paints landscape, streetscapes, and surrealist scenes. His work is in the collection of the CMC.

 

Biography courtesy of The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction: Volume IV: S-Z

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