Artwork for Sale
Nature morte, 1955
Inscriptionssigned and dated, ‘p.v. beaulieu/’55’ (lower right)
Private collection, Montreal
Heffel Fine Art Auction House, Canadian Post-War & Contemporary Art, 17 May, 2012, lot 33;
Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Montreal;
Acquired from the above by present owner, Montreal, 1 November 2012.
ExhibitionsMontreal, Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Important Canadian Art, 28 September - 24 October 2012.
"When I arrived in Paris," he confided during an interview that aired on Radio-Canada, "my training was primarily locally based. I greatly admired Clarence Gagnon and Maurice Cullen. And over there, Vlaminck made a strong impression on me because he did landscapes with broad colourful strokes using a palette knife. And then, little by little, the Paris school won out. I felt I could do something different." 
The reader will discover through Lefebvre’s text a career path that begins in the neighbourhood of Emile Nelligan and moves through a cultural environment primarily in Quebec and France which includes references to Pauline Julien, Claude Jutra, Dallaire, Pellan, Picasso and Zadkine.
This Still life of 1955 is an outstanding example of the best of Beaulieu at the height of his artistic ability.
Paintings by Paul Vanier Beaulieu are in the collections of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada, Quebec National Museum of Fine Arts, Musée national d’art moderne de Paris (National Museum of Modern Art in Paris), London Art Museum, Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
1. Germain Lefebvre and Galerie Walter Klinkhoff. Looking Back at Paul Vanier Beaulieu’s Remarkable Life and Career (2009). Accessed March 16, 2021, https://www.klinkhoff.ca/blog/category/1/8225