August 6th, 1946 - December 29th, 2013
It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the sudden passing of one of North America's foremost Canadian artists of natural realism.
Paul will be forever missed by his wife and best friend, Agi (nee Stettner). Fiercely proud father to Jayson (Cailin), Vanessa, Maxine (Chris), Phil (Alexie) and devoted companion to Oly Bear. Son of the late Kenneth and Edith Rupert; brother to Marc (deceased). Brother-in-law to Toni and Steve Naday, uncle to Stephanie and Nicky.
Paul obtained his formal training at the school of art and design of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, where he studied under the late Arthur Lismer (Group of Seven) and at Concordia University. His unique use of the palette knife and oil paints earned him worldwide recognition in such noted collections as: Royal Bank of Canada, Corby's Distilleries, International Bankers Club in Hong Kong, Molson Breweries, Montreal Stock Exchange, Canadian Embassy in Washington, Governments of Alberta and Ontario, Canada House and Ontario House in London, England, The National Gallery, The Claridge Collection, Lower Canada College and many others.
Paul was commissioned to paint many of North America's renowned golf courses including The Royal Montreal Golf Club, The Shaughnessy Golf Club in Vancouver, Nicklaus North, Chateau Whistler, and The Augusta National Golf Club.
Visitation will be held January 10th, 2014 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White; 222, Autoroute 20, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, H9S 3X6. A service in his memory will take place on January 11th at 1 p.m. Beaurepaire United Church, 25 Fieldfare Avenue, Beaconsfield, Quebec, H9W 4W4.
The family would like to thank Teresa Dellar and the staff of the West Island Palliative Care Residence for their exceptional kindness and compassion.
Donations in Paul's memory may be made to the West Island Palliative Care Residence.
Published in National Post on Jan. 9, 2014