Louis De Niverville RCA (1933)
Louis de Niverville is a painter, muralist and illustrator who was born in Andover, England. He came to Montreal with his parents in 1934, moved to Ottawa in 1953, and lived in Toronto from 1958 to 1988 when he moved to Vancouver, where he lived until 2005 when he moved to Oakville, Ontario. His mediums are oil, acrylics, collage, ink, watercolor, gouache, pastel, lithography and mixed mediums. His subjects are fantasy, dreams, nightmares, and folk art. His styles are surrealism, symbolism and primitivism.
He is self-taught. Artists like Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, Matisse, Rousseau, Saul Steinberg, James Thurber and Pierre Bonnard are admitted influences in his work. He
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