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Walter Bachinski

RCA
Born: Ottawa, ON, 1939
Price range: $7500-$26,500

Walter Bachinski was born in 1939 in Ottawa. He worked closely with Frederick Hagan at the Ontario College of Art, graduating in 1965, and went on to complete his Master’s Degree at the University of Iowa under the direction of Mauricio Lasansky in 1967. Shortly thereafter he began teaching at the University of Guelph, gaining tenure in 1970 and progressing through the ranks to Full Professor in 1984. At that time he began reducing his teaching, eventually leaving the University in 1994.

Bachinski has traveled extensively throughout his career, at first studying the mural work of Orozco and Siquerios in Mexico and later the museums of Europe to see first hand the great works of the past. Eventually he focused on the masterpieces (particularly French) of the late 19th and early 20th century art housed in collections in France and the United States.

The very early work was primarily black and white and concentrated on the areas of printmaking and drawing. He began working on sculpture in the round and relief in the early 1970s. In 1975 Bachinski introduced the Mother and Child theme and shortly thereafter the Artist and Model. His work continued to evolve, becoming more classical in style; his exploration of colour in pastels, leading to his re-examination of the possibilities of still life, began in 1978-79 during an extended stay in France. Since 1994, Walter Bachinski has devoted himself exclusively to his art in his studio in Shanty Bay, Ontario.

Walter Bachinski was born in 1939 in Ottawa. He worked closely with Frederick Hagan at the Ontario College of Art, graduating in 1965, and went on to complete his Master’s Degree at the University of Iowa under the direction of Mauricio Lasansky in 1967. Shortly thereafter he began
teaching at the University of Guelph, gaining tenure in 1970 and progressing through the ranks to Full Professor in 1984. At that time he began reducing his teaching, eventually leaving the University in 1994.

Bachinski has traveled extensively throughout his career, at first studying the mural work of Orozco and Siquerios in Mexico and later the museums of Europe to see first hand the great works of the past. Eventually he focused on the masterpieces (particularly French) of the late 19th and early 20th century art housed in collections in France and the United States.

The very early work was primarily black and white and concentrated on the areas of printmaking and drawing. He began working on sculpture in the round and relief in the early 1970s. In 1975 Bachinski introduced the Mother and Child theme and shortly thereafter the Artist and

Model. His work continued to evolve, becoming more classical in style; his exploration of colour in pastels, leading to his re-examination of the possibilities of still life, began in 1978-79 during an extended stay in France. Since 1994, Walter Bachinski has devoted himself exclusively to his art in his studio in Shanty Bay, Ontario.

Born
Ottawa, ON, 1939

Education

1967 Masters Degree, University of Iowa, under the direction of Mauricio Lasansky.

1965 Graduated from the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, ON

Work Experience

1967 Began lecturing at the University of Guelph, gaining tenure in l970, and progressing through the ranks to a full-professorship.

Selected Solo Exhibitions * catalogue

2013 Walter Bachinski: Approaching Classicism, HAN ART, Montreal, Quebec.*

2009 Variations on the Birth of Venus, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto.

2000 Walter Bachinski 2000*, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montréal.

1996 Walter Bachinski, Recent Work*, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montréal.

Walter Bachinski: A Fifteen Year Survey of Prints, Erindale College, University of Toronto.

1995 Robertson Galleries, Ottawa.

1993 Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montréal.

1992 Bachinski: Still Life - Ten Years*, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario.

Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto.

1991 Approaching Classicism*, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario.

Heffel Gallery, Vancouver.

1990 Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario.

1989 Robertson Galleries, Ottawa.

Heffel Gallery, Vancouver.

1987 Gallery Moos, Toronto.

1986 Robertson Galleries, Ottawa.

Gallery Moos, Toronto.

1985 Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario.

1984 Galerie l’Art Français, Montréal.

Gallery Moos, Toronto.

Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario.

1982 Gallery Moos, Toronto.

Selected Group Exhibitions * catalogue

2002 Art 2002, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montréal.

2001 Contemporary Still Life, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montréal.

2000 TWO NATIONS: Works on Paper, Travelling Exhibition, Canada and Cuba, 2000-

1999 Sculptures, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montréal.

The Human Figure in Contemporary Art, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montréal.

Art Expo, John Szoke, New York.

Naked Emotion, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario.

1998 Museologic, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario.

Three Master Printmakers, Wallace Galleries, Calgary.

New Etchings and Pastels, John Szoke Gallery, New York.

Great Canadian Art for a Great Canadian Cause, Ron Moore Gallery, Toronto.

1997 Here’s Looking at Me Kid: Artists Look at Themselves, Art Gallery of North York, Ontario.

1995 Printmakers at Riverside*, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener Ontario. Exposition itinérante / Travelling exhibition.

One year Later… Additions to the Permanent Collection, Art Gallery of North York, Ontario.

1993 Practice and Pedagogy, London Regional Art Museum, London, Ontario.

A Show of CATS: The Feline in Art, Prior Editions, Vancouver.

1992 The Print Defined, The Blyth Art Gallery, Blyth, Ontario.

Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montréal.

1990 Red, Durham Art Gallery, Ontario.

1989 Blue, Durham Art Gallery, Ontario.

1988 Yellow, Durham Art Gallery, Ontario.

The Object is the Object, Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario.

1986 V Bienal americana de artes graficas*, Museo de Arte Moderno, Cali, Colombie.

1985 Celebrating 20 Years: 1965-1985*, University of Guelph Faculty of

Fine Arts, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario.

1983-4 The Hand Holding the Brush: Self-portraits by Canadian Artists*, London Regional Art Gallery. Tournée nationale / National tour.

1982 Variations: Bachinski, Chu, Green, Urquhart*, Wellington County Museum, Elora, Ontario.

1981 Viewpoints: 29 by 9*, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario. Tournée régionale / Regional Tour.

Art For Architiecture*, The Macdonald Gallery, Toronto.

1980 Sculpture from Public Collections in Ontario: 1950-1980, Burlington Cultural Centre, Ontario.

1977 Visitors, Exiles and Residents: Artists since 1827*, University of Guelph, Ontario.

1976 Spectrum Canada*, Royal Canadian Academy. Exposition itinérante / Travelling exhibition.

Portraits on Paper, Morris Gallery, Toronto.

Four Canadian Printmakers*, Central Washington State College, Ellensburg, Wa.

Ontario Now*, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario.

International Sculptures, Gallery Moos, Toronto.

Of Human Bondage*, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario. Exposition itinérante / Travelling exhibition.

1974 5e Biennale internationale de la gravure*, Cracovie, Pologne.

Commonwealth Art Gallery, Londres. Bachinski, Urquhart, Weinstein, Kitchener- Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario.

Contemporary Canadian Prints & Drawings, McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario.

IV International Biennial of Graphic Art, Florence, Italie.

Graphics Canadian, Art Gallery of Ontario. Exposition itinérante / Travelling exhibition.

1973 Canadian Printmakers, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario.

1972 Three Canadian Printmakers, Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Ontario. XI Bienniale of Prints & Drawings*, Lugano, Suisse.

1971 Exposition internationale des arts grphiques*, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montréal.

1970 Canadian Graphics, Canadian Society of Graphic Art, Toronto. Adams and Yves Gallery, Toronto.

1968-9 Three Printmakers, Musée des beaux-arts du Canada. Exposition itinérante / Travelling exhibition.

1968 35th Annual Exhibition, Canadian Society of Graphic Art, London, Ontario.

1967 38th Northwest Printmakers International Exhibition, Seattle.

Selected Bibliography / Monographies - Books:

1989 Burnett, David, Cineplex Odeon: The First Ten Years, Cineplex Odeon Corporation, Toronto.

1984 Bayer, Fern, The Ontario Collection, Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Toronto.

1982 Parkin, Jeanne, William Boyle (éd.), Art in Architecture (Art for the Built Environment in the Province of Ontario), Visual Arts of Ontario, Toronto.

1980 Morris, Jerrold, 100 Years of Canadian Drawing, Methuen, Toronto.

Catalogues:

2000 Elsted, Crispin, Walter Bachinski, 2000, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montréal.

1996 Cumming, Glen, Walter Bachinski, Recent Work, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montréal

1992 Moore, William, Walter Bachinski: Still Life-Ten Years, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario.

1991 Cumming, Glen, Walter Bachinski: Approaching Classicism, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario.

1981 Cumming, Glen, Dr. Thomas Tritschler, Joe Plaskett, Walter Bachinski: Sculpture and Drawing, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario.

1976 Ihrig, Robert, Paul Duval, Bachinski: A Decade, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario.

1972 Weinstein, Alan, Walter Bachinski, Nova Scotia Art Gallery and Musuem, Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax, Nouvelle-Écosse. Catalogues (expositions de groupe - group exhibitions) :

1995 Printmakers at Riverside, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario.

1991 The Claridge Collection, publié en l’honneur du 60e anniversaire de Charles Bronfman / published in honour of the 60th birthday of Charles Bronfman, Claridge, Montréal.

1991 The Peacekeeping Monument Competition, National Capital Commission, Ottawa, Ontario.

1986 V bienal americana de artes graficas, Museo de Arte Moderno, Cali, Colombie.

1985 Celebrating 20 Years, 1965-1985, University of Guelph Fine Art Faculty Exhibition, 22 nov. 1985-5 jan. 1986, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario.

1983 The Hand Holding the Brush, Self-portraits by Canadian Artists, une exposition itinérante organisée par la London Regional Art Gallery / a National Travelling exhibition organized by the London Regional Art Gallery, 4 nov. 1983-16 déc. 1984.

1982 Variations, Elora, Ontario, 6 août-6 sept. 1982.

1982 Graphic Newfoundland, Burnaby, B.C., avril1982.

1981 Art for the Architecture, (Selections from the Government of Ontario Art Collection). 1966-1981, The Macdonald Gallery, Toronto, 27 mai-4 juil. 1981.

1981 Viewpoint, Twenty-nine by Nine, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, 8 jan.-22 fév. 1981.

1977 100 Years, Evolution of the Ontario College of Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 5 nov. 1976-2 jan. 1977.

1976 Four Canadian Printmakers, Central Washington State College, Ellensburg, Wa, jan. 1976.

1976 Of Human Bondage, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, 28 avril-23 mai 1976.

1976 Spectrum Canada, Complexe Desjardins, Montréal, 5-31 juillet 1976.

1976 Ontario Now, A Survey of Contemporary Art, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, 6-29 fév. 1976.

1974 Biennale internationale de la gravure, Cracovie, Pologne, 1974.

1972 L’Internazionale Grafici Lugano 1972, Museo Civico di bell art, Lugano, Suisse,1er août-22 oct. 1972.

1971 International Exhibition of Graphics, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montréal, 23 juin-15 août 1971. Revues d’art - Art periodicals

1996 Grande, John, « Un Classique Contemporain », Vie des arts, no 162, printemps, p. 65-67.

1995 Cyr, Mario, « Walter Bachinski, Subtil et Complexe », Parcours, vol. 1, no 3, p. 80-81.

1993 Yaffe, Phylllis C., « Walter Bachinski à la Galerie de Bellefeuille », Magazin’Art, no 3, printemps, p. 45-48, 83-84.

1992 McPherson, Anne, « Walter Bachinski: Approaching Classicism», Extension (Print and Drawing Council of Canada Quarterly), vol.1, no 3, hiver, p. 8-10.

1991 Cauthery, Ian, « Interview with Walter Bachinski », Carousel Magazine, no 3, p. 16-23.

1984 Lorentzen, Laile, « The Freshness of Tradition », Espace, été, p. 16.

1982 Webb, Marshall H., « Walter Bachinski at Gallery Moos », Artmagazine, décembre, p. 38-39.

1977 Theobald, Sharon, « Waterloo: Walter Bachinski in Retrospective », Artmagazine, août-sept., p.14.

1975 Hevig, Judy, « Review », Artmagazine, été, p. 7-8.

Newspapers:

1996 Bernatchez, Raymond, « Une oeuvre actuelle, classique et moderne », La Presse, Montréal, 20 avril, p. D16.

1991 Reid, Robert, « Outside the Mainstream », The Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Kitchener, 2 oct., p. F1.

1990 Reid, Robert, « Personal Views», The Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Kitchener, 14 nov., p. 2.

1989 Baele, Nancy, « In the Tradition of Degas », The Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, 28 sept., p. F1.

1988 Reid, Robert, « Eloquent Art », The Kitchener- Waterloo Record, Kitchener, 25 août, p. C1, C3-C4.

1988 Anderson, Rosemary, « Artist Goes to the Movies», The Daily Mercury, Guelph, 11 août, p. 13.

1985 Kritzwiser, Kay, « A Preoccupation with Women », The Globe & Mail, Toronto, 3 déc., p. C6.

1984 Kritzwiser, Kay, « A Remembrance of Masters Past»,The Globe & Mail, Toronto, 27 oct., p. 15.

1981 Kritzwiser, Kay,« Bachinski’s Family a Classical Treat », The Globe & Mail, Toronto, 24 avril, p. 21.

1981 Inglis, Grace, « Female Studies in Great Show at Art Gallery », The Spectator, Hamilton, 25 avril, p. 57.

1980 Hoover, Dorothy, « Portraits », Alumnus Newsletter, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, automne.

1980 Wilson, Trish, « Bronze Nude to Grace the Art Gallery Grounds », The Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Kitchener, 18 sept.

1979 Purdie, James, « Luminous Harmony Sealed in Bronze », The Globe & Mail, Toronto, 9 sept., p. 14.

1979 Littmann, Sol, « Two Powerful Weekend Shows », The Sunday Star, Toronto, 7 oct., p. B6.

1977 Purdie, James, « Explorations of the Frontiers of Time », The Globe & Mail, Toronto, 23 avril.

« Bachinski Hurdles the Bronze Barrier », The Globe & Mail, Toronto, 10 août, p. 2.

1977 Malone, Judy, « Bachinski in Retrospect », The Free Press, London, Ontario mars.

1976 Purdie, James, « A Big, Bold Survey of Great Sculptures », The Globe & Mail, Toronto, 3 avril.

1975 Mackenzie, Susan, « First of Two New Sculptures Is Installed on U.W. Campus », Kitchener Waterloo Record, Kitchener, 16 août.

V. N., « The Violence of Goya, but Echoes of Blake », The Gazette, Montréal, mars.

1975 Lehmann, Henry, Georges Bogardi, « Bachinski Forms Sensual, Organic », Montreal Star, Montréal, 19 mars.

1974 Sheppard, Jenny, « Despair Dominant in Art Show »,The Spectator, Hamilton, 16 nov., p. 30.

1971 Kritzwiser, Kay, « Print-makers », The Globe and Mail, Toronto, 6 nov. p. 28.

Public commissions

1992 Mines and Minerals Research Centre, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario.

1988 Cineplex Odeon Theatre, Kitchener, Ontario.

1985 Donald Forster Sculpture Park, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario.

1984 Maclean Hunter Building, College Park, Toronto.

1980 Mohawk College, Health Sciences Centre, Hamilton, Ontario.

1977 Palais de Justice, Kitchener, Ontario.

1975 University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.

Illustrated Books

Virgile. Eclogues, traduit par C. D. Lewis avec 23 linogravures (deux couleurs de Walter Bachinski) / translated by C. D. Lewis, with 23 two colour linocuts by Walter Bachinski. Publié par / Published by Shanty Bay Press, 1999.

Honours, Awards, and Grants

1982 Bourse, Conseil des arts (court terme) pour études en France / Canada Council Short-Term Grant to study in France.

1978,79 Bourse, Conseil des arts (matériel) / Canada Council Materials Grant.

1978-9 Bourse, Conseil des arts de l’Ontario / Arts Council of Ontario Grant.

1974 Prix de l’Instituto Bancario S. Paolo di Tuono, (Prize), V Biennale (arts graphiques / graphic arts), Florence.

1973 Bourse, University of Guelph Research Advisory Board Grant.

Prix du mérite / Merit Prize, Los Angeles Printmaking Society, International Exhibition.

1971 Bourse, University of Guelph Research Advisory Board Grant.

Prix Albert Dumouchel, Exposition internationale d’art graphique, Montréal.

1969 Bourse, Conseil des arts (court terme) / Canada Council Short-Term Grant, pour la production des lithographies After Birth par George C. Miller and Son, New York / for the production of port-folio of lithographs After Birth. Printed by George C. Miller and Son, New York.

Public Collections

Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Ontario

Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario

Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario

Art Gallery of North York, Ontario

Athabasca University, Alberta

Centre Saidye Bronfman, Montréal

Cad VISION, Calgary, Alberta

Cambridge Shopping Centres Ltd., Toronto

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa

Canadian Pacific Railways

Cineplex Odeon, Toronto

Civic Museum, Lugano, Suisse

Claridge Collection, Montréal

Drabinsky Collection, Toronto

Erindale College, University of Toronto

Esso Resources, Calgary

Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario

General Foods of Canada, Toronto

Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario

Government of Ontario

Guaranty Trust, Toronto

Hammerson Canada, Toronto

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario

Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Los Angeles

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Ministère des Affaires étrangères, Canada

Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax, Nouvelle-Écosse

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montréal

Norcen Energy, Calgary, Alberta

OMERS, Toronto

Robert McLaughlin Art Centre, Oshawa, Ontario

Rothmans of Canada Collection, Toronto

Rodman Hall Art Centre, St. Catherines, Ontario

Royal Bank of Canada

Shell Canada Collection

Sun Life Insurance of Canada

The Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario

The Toronto Stock Exchange

University of Guelph

University of Iowa

University of Lethbridge

University of Manitoba

University of Windsor Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Vancouver Art Gallery

Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario