Fonds F00573 - André Biéler fonds

Zone du titre et de la mention de responsabilité

Titre propre

André Biéler fonds

Dénomination générale des documents

Titre parallèle

Compléments du titre

Mentions de responsabilité du titre

Notes du titre

Niveau de description



CA ON00239 F00573

Zone de l'édition

Mention d'édition

Mentions de responsabilité relatives à l'édition

Zone des précisions relatives à la catégorie de documents

Mention d'échelle (cartographique)

Mention de projection (cartographique)

Mention des coordonnées (cartographiques)

Mention d'échelle (architecturale)

Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

Zone des dates de production


  • 1883-1986 (Production)
    Biéler, André

Zone de description matérielle

Description matérielle

6 m of textual records, 2 photographs

Zone de la collection

Titre propre de la collection

Titres parallèles de la collection

Compléments du titre de la collection

Mention de responsabilité relative à la collection

Numérotation à l'intérieur de la collection

Note sur la collection

Zone de la description archivistique

Nom du producteur


Notice biographique

André Biéler, an artist and Professor of Art, was born in Switzerland in 1896 and died at Kingston, Ontario in 1990. In 1908 the family came to Canada where his father became a Professor of Theology for francophone students at Montreal's Presbyterian College. Biéler attended Westmount Academy, Stanstead College, and entered L'Institut Technique de Montréal.

He enlisted in the Armed Forces in 1915 and served until 1919 when he returned to Canada. The following year he entered the Art Students League in Woodstock, New York and in 1921 left to study in Europe with his uncle, Ernest. After he returned to Canada in 1926, he painted for some time on the Ilê d'Orléans. In 1931, Biéler married Jeannette Meunier of Montreal, an interior decorator. The following year he began to offer studio art classes in Montreal. His teaching and painting continued until 1936, when he was offered an appointment to teach art at Queen's University. He was a principal organizer of the Kingston Conference of Canadian Artists in 1941. From this emerged the Federation of Canadian Artists of which he was the first President. Dr. Biéler was resident Artist and Professor, Department of Art, Queen's University for twenty-seven years. During this time he established the Summer School of Fine Art at the University in 1942, and was instrumental in the planning of Agnes Etherington Art Centre, established in 1957, of which he was its first director.

André Biéler continued to paint and remained involved with the Art Centre. In 1963, he was named Man of the Year by the Kingston Junior Chamber of Commerce for his development and promotion of the Art Cantre.In 1967, he was awarded a Centennial Medal and in 1969, an LL.D from Queen's. His retirement was an active one, with continued creation of artistic works.

Historique de la conservation

Portée et contenu

The fonds consists of family correspondence, subject files relating to the Kingston Conference of Artists, 1941, the Federation of Canadian Artists, 1941-1951, a family history by Dr. Biéler's father and mother, diaries covering the period 1860-1980, newspaper clippings, exhibition notices, a sketch book by his mother Blanche Biéler (ca. 1884-1886) and a copy of 'Nos Origines' written by André Biéler's parents; interviews, captured on video featuring André Biéler speaking with Peter Harcourt and Tom Evans.

Zone des notes

État de conservation

Source immédiate d'acquisition

Donated by André Biéler - 1982, 1984, 1985


Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Localisation des originaux

MI 106

Disponibilité d'autres formats

Restrictions d'accès


Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

Copyright provisions may apply, please see archivist

Éléments associés

Éléments associés


No further accruals are expected

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

Zone du numéro normalisé

Numéro normalisé


Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la description du document

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles ou conventions


Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Langue de la description

Langage d'écriture de la description


Zone des entrées

Sujets associés

Personnes et organismes associés

Lieux associés

Genres associés

Localisation physique

  • Tablette: 2050
  • Tablette: 2096
  • Tablette: 2354
  • Tablette: 2303.43
  • Tablette: SR1122
  • Tablette: MI 106
  • Tablette: MI 65