Serge Brunoni (1938-)

Serge Brunoni was born in Lorraine, France. As a child he wore out thousands of pencils drawing, but had to leave school at 16, during the Second World War, to work in order to help his family. This self taught artist who now lives in Trois-Rivières, Québec has been painting full time since 1969.
For most collectors Mr. Brunoni’s work needs no introduction. Most Canadians, collectors and non-collectors alike immediately recognize his unique, boldly stroked paintings. Certain of his urban landscapes are so well known that his rendition of the landmark is better known than the landmark itself.
Mr. Brunoni also paints landscapes, more specifically people enjoying the great Canadian outdoor, doing popular activities such as hiking, fishing and camping.
His love of nature dates back to 1958 when he was posted in Africa. In 1958, at the age 20, in search of adventure he joined the French Colonial Forces who sent him to Africa. It is there, working in the jungle, that he developed a love for open spaces. When his tour of duty was up, he chose to immigrate to Canada because of the wide-open spaces and easy access to nature; two elements that France could not provide.
His career as a painter officially began in 1969 when his wife gave him a box of paints as a Christmas gift. He held his first solo exhibitions in 1976, at the Kastel Gallery. Since then he has participated in several solo and group exhibitions.
Brunoni’s paintings are found in many private and corporate collections in Canada.

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