canadian artist

Paul Ygartua, muralist

Canadian artist and muralist Paul Ygartua takes on the massive Expo 1986 United Nations Pavilion mural in Vancouver, BC Paul Ygartua, Canadian art, UN Pavilion mural, 1986 Expo In 1986, Paul Ygartua painted the “World United”, UN Pavilion Mural at the 1986 Expo in Vancouver. It was the International Year of Peace and the United…

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Episode 6: The Apollo Gallery, Vancouver 1970

British born artist Paul Ygartua begins his career in Vancouver at the Apollo gallery in 1970. We’re back in Vancouver during the winter of 1970, as Ed talks to Paul and Joanne about their first gallery opened with Joanne’s father William Davey in Kitsilano. The Apollo gallery was a success from the start and became…

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Episode 5: Back to Europe with Paul and Joanne in 1967

Paul and Joanne Ygartua set off for their first European adventure together. In this episode, Ed Hoskin chats with Paul and Joanne about their journey hitch-hiking through Europe in their early 20s, finding jobs in England, Spain and Germany, as well as Paul’s true beginnings making a living as an artist. As always, we hope…

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Paul Ygartua: The Chemainus Mural

Paul Ygartua’s first mural, painted in 1983, Chemainus, BC In 1982, Paul and Joanne were doing a show at the Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver. Paul had his Native Faces there and a TV crew came up and asked to do an interview with him. Karl Schutz, the creator of the Chemainus Murals saw this…

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Episode 4: The Fateful Encounter, Vancouver 1966

Paul Ygartua meets the love of his life in Vancouver in 1966 and his art journey begins! Paul and Joanne join Ed to discuss how they met in Vancouver in 1966, how Joanne and her Father encouraged Paul to start painting and how he started selling his work in the street for the first time….

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Native Series-part 4-Chief Dan George

Here is the story of Canadian artist Paul Ygartua and the wonderful actor, writer, activist, Chief Dan George from North Vancouver. The Native ways and their beliefs were always a part of my life growing up in Canada. However, not every Canadian is as lucky as I was to have been introduced to their importance….

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Episode 1: Adventures in Liverpool and the Basque Country in the 1950s and 60s

Paul’s first trip to the Basque Country, 1950 Paul at the family farm in the Basque Country View from Amezagas Paul with donkey Mayo Join us in the first episode of Ygartua Art Chronicles as Ed and Paul discuss Paul’s early adventures, family roots, art studies during the 50s and 60s in Liverpool and the…

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Native Series-part 3-Hawaii

In the previous blog post, we ended in Barcelona.  I forgot to mention that Joanne was pregnant at the time and they had already travelled up and down the Mediterranean coast to find the perfect place to have their first baby and sell paintings.  That spot would be Cannes, in the south of France.  With…

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