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Douglas Haynes RCA (1936-) - Biography

Douglas Haynes is one of Canada's most imporant modernist painters. His work has been described as "post-painterly abstraction" or "cubist abstract expressionist".

This Regina born artist studied at the Alberta College of Art and at the Royal Academy of Art, Holland. Haynes taught art and design at the Univeristy of Alberta from 1970 to 1995.

Influenced by the analytic cubism of Picasso and Braque and El Greco's use of light, Douglas is a painter who puts his total faith in light, colour, and form against the paper. Haynes remains one of Canada's most prominent abstract artists.

"The act of painting is the thing. I'm not painting a narrative. It's up to the viewer to provide a dialogue."-Douglas Haynes 2004

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