David Bolduc Print Biography

“Of the Toronto artists who were just students at the time of the Rayner-Burton-Coughtry ascendancy, David Bolduc is probably one of the best. He makes paintings of startling beauty, saved, usually, from mere decorativeness by the authority of his painterly touch and by the self-consciousness of the allusions to cubist collage and to abstract expressionist paint handling. Typical Bolducs have soft, brushy grounds in resourceful colours, surmounted by what is usually a single image – often a vertical bar or stroke, or a rectangle, fan or grid – most often drawn on to the canvas straight from the tube. Considering that these central images are almost always verticals hanging in the middle of the picture, it is remarkable how various and expressive Bolduc has been able to make them.” - Statement by art critic Gary Michael Dault in the Canadian art book “Vision”

Toronto, 10 February 1945; lives in Toronto, Ontario
  Montreal School of Fine Arts & Design (with J. Goguen and A. Lismer)

Ontario College of Art

Selected Solo Exhibitions
1966 Elysee Theatre, Montreal
1967,68,70-75 20/20 Gallery, London, Ontario: Towne Cinema, Toronto, Ontario
1973,76 Marlborough Godard Gallery, Montreal, Quebec

Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville


“Watercolours and Drawings”, Norman MacKenzie Art Davies, Ward & Beck Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan

1977 “Recent Paintings”, David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Diane Brown Gallery , Washington, D.C.
1979,81 Watson/de Nagy & Co., Houston, Texas
1980,82 Galerie Jolliette, Qubec City, Ontario
1980 Klonaridis Inc., Toronto, Ontario
1981 Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

“David Bolduc: Recent Paintings”, Watson/de Nagy & Co., The Honourable John Aird, Lieutenant-Governor of Houston , Texas

1981 “David Bolduc/Paintings, 1975 – 1980”
1982 “David Bolduc: Paintings”, Klonaridis, Inc., Toronto, Ontario

“David bolduc: New Colour Aquatints & Related Works on Cadillac Fairview Paper”, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Klonaridis, Inc., Toronto, Ontario

1979,80,83,86 Galerie Gilles Gheerbrant, Montreal, Quebec
1984,86,91 Art 45, Montreal, Quebec
1984 Galerie Don Stewart, Montreal, Quebec
1992 Gallery Seven, Hong Kong
1985,87,89,90,92 Klonaridis, Inc., Toronto, Ontario
1991,93,97 Paul Kuhn, Fine Art, Calgary, Alberta
1993,95 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1995,98 Thielsen Gallery, London, Ontario
1997 American Legation Museums, Tangiers Morocco
1998,2000,2002 Moore Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1998 Espace Othello, Essoquira, Morocco
Selected Collections
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario

Canada Council Art Bank

Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Ontario
Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario
The Granite Club, Toronto
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, N.B.

Canadian Development Corporation New Brunswick, 1975

Costian Ltd.
Davies, Ward & Beck
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Richardson Securities of Canada

Secal – Alcan

Thorne Ernst Whinney
University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Honourable John Aird, Lieutenant-Governor of Houston , Texas
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
Bank of Montreal
Cadillac Fairview
Sir George Williams Art Gallery, Concordia University

Deutsche Bank

General Foods
Maclean Hunter

Polysar Ltd.

CanWest Canada Resources Ltd.

Toronto Dominion Bank

Westburne International Industries Ltd.
London Life Insurance Co.
London Regional Art Historical Museums
Museum of Modern Art, New York