Alfred G Villeneuve 2007 acrylic on board 12X9 in. Provenance: Directly from the artist's studio, owned by the gallery.
Alfred G. Villeneuve was born in Barry's Bay, Ontario near Algonquin Park. Alfred's introspective reflections on his Algonkin, French and Polish bloodlines and his auto-didactic approach to the study of Art History has given him the freedom to explore, to find his own voice and eventually discovering his own explicitly unique painterly language he has named , "Algonkin Mosaic". This core expression is a result of the divination between his father's Algonkian-French cultures and traditions, and his mother's hardworking Polish-Kashub heritage in which Catholicism was central in teaching and disciplines.
Alfred's work is widely collected, most notably as part of the permanent collection at the McMaster Museum of Fine Art, at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario. A major studio work from his 'thirty days in july' series (July Sunset-Tea Lake) was shortlisted for the RBC-Canadian Art, National Painting Competition in 2007. He also has been awarded several production grants from the Ontario Arts Council and was selected to show in a group exhibition in 2008 at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. (First Nations & Inuit Spirits-From Traditional to Abstract, a new look at Native and Inuit Art)