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|Christian Cardell Corbet was born at Ajax, Ontario, Canada on 31st January 1966. As a child he attended both public and private academic institutions. His talent in the fine arts was recognized by his paternal grandparents who removed their grandson from his parental home at an early age to raise him in a safe and nurturing environment. He was encouraged to pursue his dreams as an artist. |
He studied fine art at the University of Guelph, Ontario under June Clark-Greenberg and theatre under playwright Judith Thompson. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1994 where he established his first studio as a portrait painter and abstract landscape artist. Later he studied in the anatomy laboratories at McMaster University, Ontario. Between 1996-2002 he studied privately under his mentor portrait sculptor Dr. Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook, RCA, OSA, SSC, CPA.
In 2000 he returned back to Ontario to care for his grandmother and to establish a new portrait studio in London, Ontario specializing in sculpture with an emphasis on the rare fine art practice of the art medallion.
Corbet's portrait work in mixed media to include oil, acrylic and bronze and does so in an impressionistic/realist style. His landscapes are more abstract and emphasize jubilant color and form with a strong emphasis on design with great whimsical humour.
Selected noted subjects include: H.M. Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 1995; Dr. Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook, C.M. - Sculptor 1996; Dr. Jean Coulthard, C.M. - Composer 1997; Dr. Roberta Bondar - Astronaut 1998; F.H. Varley - Painter 1998; Hon. Pauline McGibbon O.C. - Lieut. Gov. of ON. 1998; Dr. Sigmund Freud -Psychoanalyst - 1998; R. W. Chandler - Rtd Chief Superintendent - OPP
1998; Margaret Atwood, O.C. - Author - 1998 99; Margaret Rawson -
Educator 1999; Dr. Samuel Torrey Orton - Physician 1999; Col. George
Stanley, C.M. - Fmr. Lieut. Governor of New Brunswick and Designer of the
Canadian Flag 1999; Dorothy Livesay - Poet & Womens Rights Activist
1999; Jane Addams - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1999; Gutzon Borglum -
Sculptor of Mount Rushmore 1999; Odette Churchill - M.B.E., G.C. - WW II
Hero 1999; Louis Riel - Metis Leader 1999; Sir Hugh Casson - Architect &
Mentor to Prince Charles 1999; W. O. Mitchell - Author & Humorist - 1999
2000; Doris McCarthy - Landscape Artist - 1999 2000; Dr. Jane Goodall,
Ph.D., C.B.E. - Scientist - 1999 2001; Jan Arden - Singer & Songwriter
2000; Dr. Sue Johanson - Therapist 2000; Dr. Charles Comfort - Artist and
Fmr. Director -The National Gallery of Canada - 2000 01; Rev. Josiah
Henson (Uncle Tom) 2001; Dr. Dawn Warkentin - Medical Researcher 2001;
Ambrose Small - Theatre Tycoon - disappeared in 1919 2001; C.H Chadderton,
CC - CEO War Amputations of Canada - 2003 04.
2000 -Present - "Five Great Canadian Women Sculptors"; 1995 - Present -
"Portraiture in 20th Century Canada"; 1995 - 2000 - "Five Canadian Women
Major exhibitions include:
The Canadian Portrait Academy, 1998present; FIDEM, 2000 Weimer, Germany; Canadian Group of Art Medallists 2001.
Important positions include:
Past President of the Canadian Portrait Academy.
Major public collections include:
British Museum, London, England; Imperial War Museum, London, England; Rijksmuseum, The Netherlands; Abraham Brill Library, New York, New York
Major private collections include:
The late HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, England; Lord Strathmore, Glamis Castle, Scotland; Dr. Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook, CM, ON; Mr. & Mrs. J. I. S.
Sutherland, BC; Dr. Jane Goodall, CBE, England; Doris McCarthy, CM, ON; Ruth
Stanley, NB; Peter. K. Large, LLB, ON.
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Written and submitted April 2004 by: Dustin R. Chandler President, Canadian Portrait Academy
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