Harry Heine, R.S.M.A. C.S.M.A. N.W.W.S. After a career spanning more than forty years as an artist it is not surprising that Heine's mastery of the watercolour medium is immediately evident.
A member of the Royal Society Of Marine Artists, to which he was elected the first and only Canadian member in 1980, he is considered one of the leading Marine artists in Canada. He exhibits regularly with the R.S.M.A. in both London and Mystic, Connecticut, and in gallery exhibitions internationally.
Heine is a P.V.P. of the Canadian Society of Marine Artists and of the Federation of Canadian Artists. He was made an honorary Citizen of the City of Victoria in 1985, and an Honorary Alberta Artist in 1983, in recognition of his contribution to the Visual Arts. He is also a member of the Northwest Watercolour Society.
His work hangs in many public collections including the Legislative Buildings of the Government of British Columbia; Washington State Arts Commission Collection; Captain Cook Birthplace Museum England; Mystic Seaport Museum U.S.A.; the Provincial Maritime Museum B.C.; Government House Collection, B.C.; the Mendel Gallery Saskatchewan; the Edmonton Art Gallery and the Alberta Art Foundation.
Heine has painted murals for Expo 86 in Vancouver, Syncrude Canada, the Royal Canadian Legion in Edmonton and the towns of Vegreville, Fort Saskatchewan, Chemainus and Chetwynd. Painting commissions include the Canada Society (America's Cup). Telecom Canada, H.M.C.S. Malahat, the Government of B.C. and Beautiful British Columbia Magazine. Other works range from carved murals and ship models to posters and book illustrations. He has been made a life Member of the Sail & Life Training Society and the Vintage Vessel Registry.
For the past twenty years Heine has shared his techniques through demonstrations, workshops, and classes throughout Western Canada and overseas as guest lecturer for P & O Lines' Swan Hellenic Cruises. Since 1980 his private painting tours have taken him and his students to varied locales in Europe Asia and North America. His co-host on these trips is experienced teacher and highly respected watercolourist, his daughter Caren. Their very different styles, subjects and approach to the medium provide a rich resource for their students and an aesthetic tenor for their fellow travellers.
Encyclopedia of British Columbia
Articles:Five Artists and the Sea: Sea Magazine, Frances Dayee, auth.
On the Water's Edge: Skyward Magazine
Harry Heine's Voyage of Discovery: Western Living Magazine Betty Gibbs auth.
A Suitcase of Sketches: Boulevard Magazine
Of Wind, Sea and Sail: Art Impressions Magazine Christine Gardner, auth.
Charting a Course of Discovery: Maturity Magazine Alison Gardner, Auth.
Smithsonian Magazine: Stan Meisler, auth.
Beautiful British Columbia Magazine
Editorial: Arts West Magazine, Carolyn Lieir, Editor
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