am lucky... God gave me good health, good
His remarkable accomplishments are due as much to his perseverance to work as an artist as to his exceptional talent. His paintbrush is one of spontaneity and radiance, each painting is a joyful celebration of life in all its myriad forms.
Born in 1921 into a family of artists, writers and musicians in Austria, ART was a way of life. Armand received his formal art training and education at the Academy of Fine Art in Munich with post graduate studies at the Academy of Fine Art in Dusseldorf. War broke out and interrupted his life.
the war Armand continued his studies at the Academy of Fine Art in Vienna,
moved on to Switzerland, and began to rebuild his career : Art
travels to Italy, France, Spain. Studies in Art Restoration, Mural Technique
and Paper Making.
In 1951, he left Europe for North America.
Since then he has captured the Canadian North on canvas, painted from Alaska to Mexico; desert and mountain landscapes, studies of Native Indians, contemporary city life. He has painted the oil industry in the field, cells under a microscope, ceremonial Munecas, spiritual Totems at Queen Charlotte Islands and Alaska. The essence of Shifting Energy and Motion is captured in his latest observation studies in oil..... the spirit of our time..."Zeitgeist".
Armand is a master of oil painting and equally noted for his watercolors. He also works in casein colors, gouache, silk-screen, stone print, lino cut, pastel and charcoal. His free and independent spirit is always exploring - his artistic vision is always new and versatile in idea, while his technique and execution is guided by the discipline of his formal art training.
His work reflects the genuine devotion of a master to his ART.
Armand is a visual explorer. Intimately connected to his environment. He is able to translate its vitality to paper or canvas. From his deep love of drawing and a strong will to work stem all his energy and his ideas.
is my religion, my joy, my life.
Nature has nourished and sustained my spiritual well being. Humanity has related my work with freedom, with emotion, the joy and also the sorrows of life.
My work - the journal of my life-
"...It was in the early spring,
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