ANDREW KISS

ANDREW  KISS
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Biography:

Born in Hungary in 1946, Andrew and his family immigrated to Canada in 1957. He and his wife Lynn presently live in Calgary, Alberta.

Involvement with conservation organizations and donating work to many, such as children’s causes have made Andrew a highly recognized name worldwide. Forty five years from the start of his career Andrew has come full circle. Sharing his love for the outdoors and passing this to future generations was important to Andrew as he illustrated four children’s books: “A Mountain Alphabet”, “When We Go Camping”, “Wild Babies” and “Cool Woods”. All books have received critical acclaim and can be found in stores across Canada.

Andrew considers himself extremely fortunate to be able to thrive in the constantly changing art world. To be able to evoke one's memory of a hike, family camping trip or a special place visited is the vision that Andrew has with his work. He hopes each painting is a window to our precious world and a reminder that we should never take it for granted. The opportunity that he has been given to make a living and pass along the message of conservation at the same time is what drives him to the next canvas.

Numerous one man shows and group exhibits have allowed Andrew to travel to Hong Kong, Switzerland, Germany, England, Austria, New Zealand, as well as throughout the US and Canada. His work can be found in numerous corporate and private collections around the world. He has become one of Canada's most recognized nature artists for a style that captures both breathless images and a reverence for realism.

Highlights and Awards 2011 Best of Show - Artist Studio Calgary Stampede 2011 People’s Choice Medicine Hill Art Show 2010 People’s Choice- Medicine Hills Art Show, Alberta 2007 Best of Show - Western Art Auction, Calgary Stampede 2006 Best of Show – Western Art Auction, Calgary Stampede 2005 Best of Show - Western Showcase, Calgary Stampede 2005 Collectors’ Choice Award – Western Art Auction, Calgary Stampede 2005 Chocolate Lily Book Award for Wild Babies 2004 2005 Collectors' Choice Award – Western Art Auction, Calgary Stampede 2004 "Cool Woods" winner of Skipping Stones Honour Award 2003 "A mountain Alphabet" – Official bestselling children's book in Canada 2003 Three images for DU- National Portfolio 2002 Peoples' Choice Award - Best original - Calgary Art Essential Show Many others in previous years

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UP COMING EXHIBITIONS

  • April 8th – 18th 2018 Wildlife Group Exhibit, Le Balcon D’art, St Lambert, QC
  • May 6th – 16th 2018 Le Balcon D’art, St Lambert, QC
  • May 18th 2018 Gallery 421, Kelowna, BC
  • July 6th – 15th Artist Studio, Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB
  • July 19th Plein Air & Exhibit, Artym Gallery, Invermere, BC

HIGHLIGHTS & AWARDS

  • 2018  Wild Babies  Selected for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
  • 2017  Poster Artist  Ponoka Stampede
  • 2011   Best of Show  Western Showcase, Calgary Stampede
  • 2007  Best of Show   Western Art Auction, Calgary Stampede
  • 2006   Best of Show  Western Art Auction, Calgary Stampede
  • 2005   Collector’s Choice  Western Art Auction, Calgary Stampede
  • 2004   Collector’s Choice  Western Art Auction, Calgary Stampede
  • 2004   Best of Show   Western Showcase, Calgary Stampede
  • 2003   Ducks Unlimited   National Portfolio
  • 2003   A Mountain Alphabet Official Best Selling Children’s Book
  • 2002   People’s Choice Award Calgary Art Essential
  • 2002   Best of Show Spokane Western Art Show
  • 2002   Artist of the Year Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • 2001  Master Artist BC Wildlife Federation
  • 2000   Master Artist BC Wildlife Federation
  • 1999   People’s Choice Award Art Essential Wildlife Exhibition
  • 1999   The Best of Wildlife Art Featured North Light Books
  • 1999   Master Artist BC Wildlife Federation
  • 1998   Finalist Canadian Collectible of the Year
  • 1997   One Man Exhibit Switzerland
  • 1997   Featured Artist Artist Direct, Calgary
  • 1997   Featured Artist Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show
  • 1996   Selected for Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Birds in Art
  • 1996   Master Artist BC Wildlife Federation
  • 1995   Top 100 Artists Art for the Parks, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • 1995   Special Guest Artist Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show
  • 1994   Master Artist BC Wildlife Federation
  • 1994   People’s Choice Award Vancouver International Wildlife Art Show
  • 1994   Artist of the Year Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • 1993   Offical Artist Canada Summer Games
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Associated Exhibitions

25th Annual Art Of Winter Group Exhibition
Special Edition 25th Anniversary
November 24 - December 24, 2018
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