Armand Frederick Vallée (1921-2009)
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 but after the war he continued his studies at the Academy of Fine Art in Vienna, moved on to Switzerland, and began to rebuild his career. In 1951, he left Europe for North America.
From then on, he captured the Canadian North on canvas, painted from Alaska to Mexico; desert and mountain landscapes, studies of Native Indians, contemporary city life. He painted the oil