Paul Vanier Beaulieu

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Paul Vanier Beaulieu

1910 - 1996
RCA

Paul Vanier Beaulieu was born in 1910 in Montreal, the eldest of seven children. His father was a lawyer who painted as a hobby, his mother was a painter, and both had an interest in books and art. Beaulieu attended the École des beaux-arts in Montreal from 1927 to 1930 and became friends with fellow students Jean-Paul Lemieux and Stanley Cosgrove. He worked as a waiter and co-owned a commercial art shop for six years in order to earn enough money to travel to Paris in 1938, joining his brother Claude and renting a studio in Montparnasse, while studying at the École des beaux-arts in Paris. The two brothers, as well as 160 other Canadian citizens, were interned in France during the Nazi occupation from 1940 to 1944. After the war, Beaulieu went back to his studio to continue working, and in 1944 he had his first solo show at Henriette Vallot's gallery on rue Vaugirard in Paris.
Beaulieu returned to Montreal from 1945 to 1947, where he had two exhibitions in his family home, then returned to Paris where he had a solo exhibition in 1949 at La Gentilhommière Gallery. The National Museum of Modern Art in Paris acquired Beaulieu's Still Life with Yellow Bottle in 1951, the first work by a Canadian contemporary artist to be purchased by the museum. By this time Beaulieu was producing works in oil, watercolour, engraving, etching, lithograph, monotype and decalcomania, using diverse subject matter such as landscapes, portraits and still lifes.
From 1954 to 1965 he was represented exclusively by Dominion Gallery in Montreal; his first solo exhibition there was in 1957. In 1958 he had two major exhibitions: Three Canadian Painters, at the Musée national d'art moderne de Paris with Alfred Pellan and Jean Paul Riopelle, and an exhibition with Jean-Philippe Dallaire at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Beaulieu returned to Quebec in 1973, settling in Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts in the Laurentians, and continued to paint and exhibit regularly. His work is held in the collections of the National Gallery, Ottawa, the Musée du Quebec, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Museum of Modern Art, Paris, among many more. Beaulieu died in 1996 in Quebec.



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Nature morte
28 3/4 x 36 1/4in 73 x 92.1cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $20,000 - $30,000 CDN
Sold for:   $23,400 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2012 - 1st Session auction on Thursday, May 17, 2012



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Nature morte
22 1/8 x 18in 56.2 x 45.7cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $5,000 - $7,000 CDN
Sold for:   $22,230 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fall 2013 - 1st Session auction on Thursday, November 28, 2013



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Sans titre
31 3/4 x 39 1/4in 80.6 x 99.7cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $8,000 - $10,000 CDN
Sold for:   $19,890 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2013 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, May 15, 2013



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Port de mer fond rouge
28 x 45in 71.1 x 114.3cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $8,000 - $12,000 CDN
Sold for:   $19,550 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2005 auction on Thursday, November 24, 2005



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Sans titre
28 3/4 x 39 1/4in 73 x 99.7cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $8,000 - $10,000 CDN
Sold for:   $12,870 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fall 2010 - 1st Session auction on Thursday, November 25, 2010



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La théière
32 x 39 1/2in 81.3 x 100.3cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $12,000 - $16,000 CDN
Sold for:   $11,800 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's November 2016 - 5th Session auction on Saturday, November 26, 2016



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La cafetière
18 x 22in 45.7 x 55.9cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $4,000 - $6,000 CDN
Sold for:   $11,210 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2014 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, May 28, 2014



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Espagne
38 1/4 x 51in 97.1 x 129.5cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $9,000 - $12,000 CDN
Sold for:   $10,530 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fall 2010 - 1st Session auction on Thursday, November 25, 2010



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Provence
32 1/2 x 39 1/4in 82.5 x 99.7cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $8,000 - $10,000 CDN
Sold for:   $9,440 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's May 2015 - 3rd Session auction on Saturday, May 30, 2015



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Étude d'une femme
9 3/4 x 8in 24.8 x 20.3cm
oil on board

Estimate:  $1,000 - $2,000 CDN
Sold for:   $9,440 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's March 2016 - 3rd session auction on Thursday, March 31, 2016


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