Olaf Schneider​

Artist's Biography

Born 1964, Olaf Schneider studied at the Ontario College of Art and Sheridan College. At the age of 21, he began working full time, painting large scale outdoor advertising billboards for Canada's leading outdoor advertising company Outfront Media Inc. (formerly known as CBS Outdoor and Mediacom). Greatly inspired by his mentor Ron Grieg, and artists Norman Rockwell and William Bouguereau, Olaf's work displays his affinity with the classical tradition. Each piece represents an intense exploration and refinement of the artist's pictorial sensitivities as they relate to beauty, form, light and shade, composition, color, and craftsmanship. An explorer by nature, Olaf travels across North America, gaining inspiration from the power and diversity of the northern landscape.

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Westmount Gallery, Toronto
2014 Louvre Paris, France
2014 Cannes France
2013 Westmount Gallery, Toronto
2012 Galerie Christin, Toronto
2011 Royal Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
2009 Mercedes Benz - Mississauga, Ontario
2009 Homer Watson Gallery
2008 Gallery DeLisle
2005 -13 Westmount Gallery, Toronto
2005 Hummingbird Centre
2004 McMichael Gallery - Kleinburg
2003 -06 International Artists Magazine
1998 -04 Formula 1 – Montreal, Indianapolis


Group Exhibitions

2014 Chapel St. Bernardin, Le Cannet, France
2014 Le Cannet, Provence-Alpes-Cote D’Azur, France
2013 -14 Louvre, Paris, France
2009 -13 Edgewood Orchard Gallery, WI.
2012 The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists
2012 Portrtait Society of America
2011 Thornwood Art Gallery - Houston, Texas
2010 -13 Toronto International Art Fair
2010 -14 Canadian Heritage Art Gallery - Toronto
2005 -14 Westmount Gallery, Toronto
2009 Boston International Art Fair
2007 Scottsdale Art Gallery - Arizona
2006 -11 Kipling Gallery Woodbridge, Ontario
2006 Manitou Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2006 Latino America International
2004 -06 Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum
2002 -05 Hummingbird Centre, Toronto
2000 Living Arts Centre, Mississauga
1998 -02 Molson Indy - Toronto / Vancouver


Corporate and Private Collections

Ripley’s Aquarium Canada - Toronto
PCO - Construction Ltd.
the Haven on the Queensway - Toronto
the Good Shepard, Toronto
Mackenzie Financial, Toronto
Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto
Ducks Unlimited 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Make a Wish Foundation
George Chuvalo Fight Against Drugs Foundation - Canada
Paul Smith’s College – New York
Make a wish Foundation - Toronto
Hospital for Sick Children -Toronto
Jessie Centre for Teenagers - Toronto
Ontario Provincial Police - Canada
Labatt Breweries Ltd. Ontario, Canada
Evian Canada
Gilles Villeneuve Museum – Quebec
Chapters Indigo Canada
Mercedes-Benz – Toronto
Ford Ontario
Ferrari North America
Apple Canada
Governor General of Madrid, Spain
Art Gallery of Ontario
Centennial College
Van Moorehem Barristers - Ontario
Hospital for Sick Children - Toronto, Montreal
Block Parents Foundation - Canada



American Art Collector Magazine
Arabella Magazine
Houston Lifestyles and Homes
Ducks Unlimited 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011
Etobicoke Guardian
Scarborough Mirror
Vaughan Weekly
George Chuvalo Fight Against Drugs
International Artist
Art Fix
WPBS Television
Algonquin Park news
The Huntsville Forrester
24 Hours
Toronto Life
2004 - 2006 Magazin’art Biennial Guide
Creative Source 1989, 2004
Toronto Sun
Toronto Star
Montreal Gazette

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