Painting the Yorkville Hippies Luncheon and Lecture
February 26 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm$30
Women’s Art Association of Canada presents:
Painting the Yorkville Hippies
Lecture by Joan Chiarandini Tadier
on the work of Albert Chiarandini O.SA, FIAL
Wednesday February 26, 2020 12:30pm
$30 includes Luncheon & Lecture
Pre-paid reservations. RSVP by February 20.
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In 1932 at the age of 17 Albert Chiarandini arrived in Toronto from Italy, determined to continue with his art studies. Accepted at the Ontario College of Art he studied under the guidance of Franklin Carmichael, Frederick, Challener, John William Beatty and John Alfsen. His astute portraits of the “Yorkville Hippies” in the 1960’s gained Chiarandini immediate recognition as a serious and gifted painter.
A major collection of his work is on permanent display at the Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery in Sutton West and has been included in the “Group of Seven Project”, citing Chiarandini as the “Unknown Group of Seven Member”. Chiarandini said that “landscapes allowed him to explore the profound beauty of nature, echoes of light and the smell of the countryside”.
Joan Tadier, Chiarandini’s duaghter, remembers distributing flyers with her brother and cousin to promote her dad’s artwork. At high school, Joan would educate fellow students on the arts and about the destitute street people that her father painted. In 2004 when her father’s paintings were added to the permanent collection of the Georgina Arts Centre, she was asked to join the Board of Directors and is its longest standing member.
The centennial of Chiarandini’s birth was honored by solo shows at the Gevik Gallery, Yorkville in 2015 and the Columbus Centre gallery in 2016.
Ms. Tadier will speak of her father’s legacy as a participant of a revolutionary era in Canadian painting.