Thursday, March 9, 2017
Marcel Olis exhibit in Toronto, Canada
In 2014, I was contacted by a lady researching Dorothy Stevens, a Toronto artist during the same time that my grandfather lived in Toronto. She provided a link to a published article about an exhibit for the Ontario Society of Artists. It describes Marcel Olis as having entered both Sculptures & Paintings into the exhibit.
The article was published in "American Art News" on April 10, 1915.
The article describes his paintings as "full of characteristic vivacity and imagination." As a sculptor, the article mentions that "he is worthy of note and should be a welcome addition to local artists' ranks."
The article reminded me that Marcel was a pupil of Gaston La Touche (1854 - 1913). According to Wikipedia, La Touche made the acquaintance of Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet between 1877 - 1879.
Here is the article by Irene B. Wrenshall