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Rudolf Bikkers

EDUCATION

1966        Master of Fine Art equivalent, Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, Holland  
1960-66   Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, Holland  
1956-66   Studied violincello, Hilversum and Maastricht, Holland

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


1993        Professor of Printmaking, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto
               (relinquished department headship to concentrate on my own work). 
1986-90   Establishd Extention Gallery for Ontario College of Art and Print and Drawing Society of Canada        
               (80 Spadina Ave., Toronto)  
1983-92   Head of Printmaking Department, Ontario College of Art, Toronto.  
1977-78   Professor of printmaking, University of Western Ontario, London, ON.
1975        Established master-print workshop Editions Canada Inc.  
1969-77   Head of Printmaking Department, Fanshawe College, London, ON. 
1967-69   Drawing instructor, H.B. Beal High School, London, ON.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


1999        Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON.  
1998        Music in Concert with Art (portfolio in collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma), Scotia Plaza, Toronto, ON.  
1994        Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht, Holland.
1991        Galerie Lamber, Valkenswaard, Holland.  
1989        Gallery Rochon, Toronto, ON.  
1989        Triple Tree Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland.  
1989        Galerie Charlotte Daneel, Eemnes, Holland.  
1982        Thielsen Gallery, London, ON. 
1982        Icons, London Regional Art Gallery, London, ON. 
1981        Estée Gallery, Toronto, ON.  
1980        McIntosh Gallery, London, ON. 
1976        Thielsen Gallery, London, ON. 
1974        Galerie Pascal, Toronto, ON.  
1973        Thielsen Gallery, London, ON. 
1973        Gairloch Gardens, Oakville, ON. 
1971        McIntosh Gallery, London, ON. 
1971        Ashley & Crippen Gallery, Toronto, ON.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


1997        The Levee, (Travelled to New York, Tokyo, Montreal, Dallas, Mississippi)  
1995        Volatile Alliances: International Print Portfolio, Johannesburg.  
1994        Act 1: International Print Portfolio, Boston, New York, U.S.A. 
1992        Editions Canada (Travelled to Toronto, ON. Halifax, NS. Vancouver, B.C. Montreal, QC.)  
1974        Wells Gallery, Ottawa, ON.  
1973        International Printmaking Exhibition, London Art Gallery, London, ON.
1972        Gimpel Weitzenhoffer, New York, New York, U.S.A.
1972        Rothmans Gallery, Stratford, ON. 
1970        St. Lawrence Centre, Toronto, ON.  
1970        Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON. 
1967        Canadian Society of Graphic Art, Toronto, ON.

LECTURES & CONFRENCES

1997        Printmaking, lecture, Victoria School of Art, Victoria, B.C.
1996        Remote Sensing, conference,  West Virginia University Morgantown, West Virginia.  
1995        Printmaking, conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.  
1994        Panel discussion, Printmaking Today, Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht Holland.  
1975        Printmaking WorkShop,  Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C. U.S.A. 
1969        Printmaking: a catalyst to all the visual arts, lecture, London Regional Art Gallery, London, ON.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Note: an asterisk (*) following an entry indicates an exhibition catalogue or brochure

Crawford, Lenore. Heads print-making Department. London Free Press, London, ON.1969.  
Kritzwise, Kay. Switch from cello to stone to stone. The Globe and Mail, Toronto, 1971.
Crawford, Lenore. Prints inspired by Shostakovich Quintet reconized. London Free Press London, ON. 1972.  
Walker, Kathleen. Bikkers’ mono-prints sensually sensitive. Ottawa Citizen, 1974.
Imprint ’76. Toronto: Art Magazine, 1976.  
Malone, Judy. Control of Medium common factor, London Free Press, London, ON. 1976.  
Selling Art to Save the Symphony. The Globe and Mail, Toronto, 1977.
Bale, Doug. Bikkers’ brilliant spheres vary endlessly. London Free Press (London, Ontario), 1978.
Editions Canada. Arts Views, Toronto,(1979.  
Kucherawy, Dennis. Editions Canada keeps focus on future. London Free Press, London, ON. 1979. Performance. CFPL-TV, London. ON. (1/2 hour special on Rudolf Bikkers and his work), 1980.  
Kucherawy, Dennis. Printer courts international market. London Free Press, 1980.  
Bikkers’ Icons. London, Ontario: London Regional Art Gallery, 1982.*  
Canadese Kunst in de Vonk. De Gooi en Eeemlander, Holland 1983.
Kritzwiser, Kay. Bikkers leaves his print on the future. The Globe and Mail, Toronto, 1986.  
Haggart, Gillian. A soloist in the print world. London Free Press, London, ON. 1987.  
“Bikkers,” interview, City TV, Toronto. 
Kritzwiserr, Kay. Rudolf Bikkers gets it all down in print. The Globe and Mail, Toronto, 1988.  
Burford Mason, Roger.Art books blockbuster art stars from Spain and Holland. Artpost, Toronto, 1988.  
An artist’s journal,
Global TV, Toronto, 1989.  
Fulton, Tom. Rudolf Bikkers. Radio interview, On the Arts, CJRT-FM, Toronto, 1989.  
Bikkers completes collection that Jack Chambers started. London Free Press, London, ON. 1990.  
Adamick, Paula McEvenue. The London Establishment 1990. London Magazine, 1990.  
Bikkers, Rudolf. Making Art safely. New York: Van Nostrand and Reinhold, 1992.  
Taylor, Kate. Facing the enemy with stone slabs. The Globe and Mail, Toronto, 1993.  
Canadian Fine Art comes to Japan. Tokyo Today, 1994.  
Bikkers 1982 (egg-tempera painting), cover, Western Alumni Gazette, University of Western Ontario, London, ON. 1997.  
Fulford, Robert. Foreword. Seeing Music. Toronto, 1998.*  
Coulson, Sandra. Bikkers gives sight reading of Bach cello suites. London Free Press, 1999.
Ozer, Alexander.  Bachfolio An Extraordinary Collaboration of Music and Art, (editorial). NUVO magazine Toronto, millenium issue 1999.

GRANTS & AWARDS

1997        Honourable Mention, Ernst & Young Printmaking Competition.  
1994        Inscribed in the BOOK OF LIFE at Youth Aliyah in Israel.  
1990        A.J. Casson Award, Ontario Society of Artists, Toronto.  
1978        Ontario Arts Council grant  
1976        Honourable Mention, Editions 1, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto.  
1974        Purchase Award, 34th Annual A.W.O.E., London Regional Art Gallery.  
1973        Purchase Award, Graphex 1, Brantford, ON.
1973        First prize, C.W. Jefferys Award for printmaking, Canadian Society of Graphic Art.  
1969        Honourable Mention Award, Canadian Society of Graphic Art, Toronto, ON.

COLLECTIONS

Art Bank, Canada Council, Ottawa, ON.  
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON. 
Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta.  
Bank of Miami, Miami, Florida, U.S.A. 
Blauwhoed B.V., Rotterdam.  
CIBC, Toronto, ON.  
Estate of Dmitri Shostakovich, Moscow, Russia.  
Eurowoningen, Amsterdam, Holland. 
First National Bank, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.  
Hypotheker, Gauda, Holland.  
Janos Starker, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.  
KLM Airlines, Toronto, ON.  
London Board of Education, London, ON. 
London Regional Art Gallery, London, ON. 
McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, ON. 
Museum of Modern Art, Graphics Department, New York, New York, U.S.A.  
National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, ON.  
The New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, U.S.A.  
Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON.  
Philips, Eindhoven, Holland.
Rolex Watches, Toronto, ON.  
The Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, ON.  
Sears Building, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.  
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland.  
Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto, ON.  
Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, ON. 
Toronto Stock Exchange, Toronto, ON.  
University of Western Ontario, London, ON. 
Weldon Library, University of Western Ontario, London.

Private collections in Canada and abroad.