Robert Marchessault

Brandenburg Shadows, 2003

Oil on mahogany

40 × 48 in

 48 x


 121.92 x



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About the work

The captivating blend of abstract and representational elements in Robert Marchessault’s Brandenburg Shadows showcases the artist’s unmistakeable style. Dominated by a harmonious palette of sunset golds and umber silhouettes, the painting evokes a sense of tranquillity and natural beauty. The central focus, a tall tree with a broad canopy, draws the viewer’s eye up from the shadowed ground into the glowing sky.

The elements are rendered in a semi-abstract manner, blurring the line between the real and the imagined and creating a nearly dreamscape scene. The background’s warm ombre sets the darker features in a stark relief that remains soft and calming. The subtle gradations of colour suggest a landscape bathed in the soft light of either dawn or dusk. This artwork is a testament to Marchessault’s skill in blending different artistic approaches, creating a piece that is both visually striking and emotionally resonant.

Medium Painting
Signature Signed
Frame Framed
Condition Excellent
Seller Private
Location Toronto, Canada
Provenance Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal; Private Collection, Toronto

Robert Marchessault


Born in Montreal, Quebec in 1953, Marchessault’s artistic journey began after his family moved to the USA in 1954. Growing up in Philadelphia and Syracuse, NY, he later studied in Strasbourg, France, before returning to Montreal to complete his art studies at Concordia University, where he graduated with a BFA in 1978. It was here that he met his wife and fellow artist, Teresa Cullen. The couple moved to Toronto in 1980, establishing a studio and beginning a regular exhibition career with the Gadatsy Gallery in Yorkville, followed by a partnership with Bau-Xi Galleries from 1988.

Rising studio costs led them to relocate to a country studio in Grey County, and later to Oro-Medonte near Barrie. Marchessault’s artistic style evolved from representational to abstract, eventually merging these approaches. His work, represented by galleries in Canada and the US, is widely collected in both corporate and private collections. He continues to work and exhibit his art both nationally and internationally.


Solo Exhibitions

​2024, Bau-Xi Galleries, Toronto (upcoming)

2023, Foster White Galleries, Seattle

2023, The Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale AZ

2022, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto

2021, Foster White Galleries, Seattle

2020, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver and Toronto

2019, Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

2018, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto

2018, Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

2018, McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe NM

2018, Foster White Galleries, Seattle

2018, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto

2016, Foster White Galleries, Seattle

2016, Littlejohn Contemporary, Chelsea, NY

2016, McLarry Fine Art, (Featured Artist) Santa Fe NM

2015, Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

2015, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto

2014, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver

2014, Foster White Galleries, Seattle

2013, Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

2013, Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, ON

2013, Bau-Xi Galleries, Toronto

2012, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver

2012, Gallerie DeBellefeille, Montreal

2011, McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2011, Tanner Hill Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

2010, Bau-Xi Galleries, Toronto

2010, Gallerie DeBellefeille, Montreal

2010, Tanner Hill Galleries, Atlanta, GA

2010, McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2009, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto

2009, Foster White Galleries, Seattle

2009, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver

2008, Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

2008, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton

2008, Bau Xi Gallery, Vancouver

2007,Gallery 225, Santa Fe, NM

2007,Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

2006, Foster White Galleries, Seattle, WA

2006, Bau Xi Gallery, Toronto

2006, Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

2005, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton

2005, Bau Xi Gallery, Vancouver

2005, Gail harvey Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2004, Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

2004, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto

2003, Michael Gibson Gallery, London

2003, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton

2003, Bau Xi, Vancouver

2003, Gail Harvey, Los Angeles

2002, Bau Xi Gallery, Toronto

2002, Gail Harvey, Los Angeles

2001, Bau Xi Gallery, Vancouver

2001, Gail Harvey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000, Bau Xi Gallery, Toronto

Grants & Scholarships

2000, Canada Council, Travel Grant

​Catalogues for sale

Marchessault exhibition catalogues may be purchased as print on demand from BLURB.


1978 – BFA Concordia University

1997 – MA University of Toronto

Selected Collections

Bank of Montreal

Power Corp, Montreal QC

Sprott Asset Management, Toronto

BCE Inc.

Marylin Dennis, Toronto

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Deloitte LLP

Dentons Canada LLP

Ernst & Young LLP

Esso Resources Canada Ltd.

Frankin Templeton Investments Canada

Hudson’s Bay Company

Imperial Oil Limited

Invesco Canada Ltd.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Minto Group Inc.

Nissan Canada Inc.


Postmedia Network Inc.

RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada

The Canada Life Assurance Company

The Granite Club, Toronto

The Royal Bank of Canada

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.

TransAlta Corporation

Xerox Canada Ltd.

The Omni Hotel, Dallas TX

Other Collections

​McGill University

Canada Council, Art Bank

Hart House, University of Toronto

University of Montreal

CBC Toronto

Mclaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON

The Irving Collection, Halifax

Power Corp, Montreal


Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, ON

Child Development Institute

SDVA, Georgian College, Canada

Frazer Miller Casgrai

Lannick Associates

Logix Solutions

Parkland Corp, Montreal

The Financial Post

Princess Margaret Hospital

McLean Hunter

Morgan Bay Capital Toronto

London Drugs

B&R Club of Toronto

Deloite Haskins & Sels

Fraser, Milner, Casgrain – Ottawa

Big Street Films – Los Angeles

Great Circle Solar Management – Toronto

Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery

Superior Propane

Hewlett Packard

Brucebo Foundation, Sweden

Dept. of Foreign Affairs Canada

Bell Canada

Whistler Resorts

Barometer Capital Management

Trimark Funds Inc.

Random Access Multimedia – Toronto

KSSS Holdings, Vancouver

Ascona Management Inc.

Esso Resources

Sun Life

Lee Co.

Canada Packers

Granit Club, Toronto

Ontario Medical Association

General Electric, Canada

MDS Laboratories

Dean Witter, New York

Ward Beck

Hotel Inter-Continental

Marathon Realty Co. Ltd.


Attorney General, WA State



20th Century Fox

Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery

Templeton Management

Gerling Global Life Ins. Co.

Windrush Corp.

LYV Steel, Cleveland

Canada Life Assurance Co.

Catalysis Group

Adalstein Brown

TRCF Productions

Lee, Bukrhart & Liu Architects, Santa Monica

Big Firm II Productions Ltd

The Summit Maritime Corporation of Montreal

RBC Financial Group

Integrated Captial, Los Angles, CA

+ 100s of private collections

Selected Group Exhibitions

​2023, ART TORONTO, booth C45 Bau-Xi Galleries

2023, Three Person Show, Wallace Galleries, Calgary

2023, Elements: Water, Foster White Galleries, Seattle WA

2021, ART TORONTO, Bau-Xi, Galeries de Bellefeuille booths

2021, Grand Opening Exhibition, Marshall Fine Art, Atlanta

2020, Foster/White, Seattle, Elements – Earth

2020, The Tree of Life, Marshall Galleries, Scottsdale AZ

2020, Summer Soltice, Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB

2020, ART CARES, Bau Xi Gallery, Toronto

2020, A Thousand Words, Mason Fine Art, Atlanta GA

2020, Leap of Faith, Be Contemporary Gallery, Stroud, ON

2020, 20 Artists – New Work, Foster White Galleries, Seattle

2019, New Works, Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB

2019, Footprints in Time, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON, Curated by Katharine Lochnan, Senior Curator Emeritus, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Artist Louise Moore

2019, Art Toronto, Booth C15 Bau Xi Galleries Toronto

2018, ART Miami, Booth AM232, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami FL

2018, Deeper Shade of Blue, Bau-Xi Galleries, Vancouver

2018, Method, Bau-Xi Galleries, Toronto

2018, Resolution, Foster White Galleries, Seattle, WA

2017, Clouds, Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2017, 30 Years, Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB

2017, Group Exhibition at Littlejohn Contemporary NY

2017, ARTEXPO NY, at Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, booth 177

2016, The Brain Project, Toronto, installation at High Park Pavillion, & Yorkdale Mall

2016, From Forest, Sea and Sky, Bau-Xi Galleries Vancouver BC, Nov.

2016, Director’s Selection, Litlejohn Contemporary, New York

2016, Art Toronto, Toronto International Art Fair, (Bau-Xi Booth & Gallerie de Bellefeuille Booth)

2016, Littlejohn Contemporary, (Gallery A), January, at Chelsea NY & Februrary at New Canaan CT

2016, Landscapes, Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

2016, Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2016, ART Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL, (Gallerie de Bellefeuille Booth)

2015, Art Plam Beach, West Palm Beach, FL, (Gallerie de Bellefeuille Booth)

2014, Art Toronto, Toronto International Art Fair, (Bau-Xi Booth & Gallerie de Bellefeuille Booth)

2014, Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM. various group shows

2013, Art Toronto, Toronto International Art Fair, (Bau-Xi Booth & Gallerie de Bellefeuille Booth)

2013, Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Oct 10-13, Tanner Hill Gallery booth.

2013, ART 13 LONDON, UK, Rebecca Hossack Galleries booth.

2013, AAF, Affrordable Art Fairs, UK & USA, Rebecca Hossack Galleries booth.

2013, artMRKT 2013, San Francisco, CA, Tanner Hill Gallery booth.

2012, Found in Translation: Highlights from the Permanent Collection, McLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON, curated by Jennifer Withrow.

2012, Toronto International Art Fair, (Bau-Xi Booth & Gallerie de Bellefeuille Booth)

2011, Dallas Art Fair, TX (Tanner Hill Galleries Booth)

2011, Robert Marchessault – featured artist Nov-Dec, Tanner Hill Galleries, Chattanooga, TN

2011, Houston Art Fair, TX (Tanner Hill Galleries Booth)

2011, Art Chicago, (Tanner Hill Galleries Booth)

2011, Stewart Galleries, Boise, ID

2011, Tanner Hill Galleries, Chattanooga, TN

2011, Visons from the East, Cumberland Galleries, Nashville, TN

2010, Toronto International Art Fair, Canada (Bau-Xi Galleries & De Bellefeuille Booths)

2010, Unite with Art, Maynard’s Auction House, Vancouver, BC

2009, Arboreal, Durham Public Art Gallery, Durham, ON

2009, Art With Heart, Casey House, Toronto

2009, Nature, Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

2008, Big Canvas, Wallace Galleries, Calgary Alberta

2008, Art with Heart, Casey House, Toronto

2007, Art 2007, Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

2007, Art With Heart, Casey House, Toronto

2007, The Art of Nature, (in conjunction with the Green Living Show) Ap. 27-29, Exhibition Place, Toronto

2007, Josef Bernhard & Robert Marchessault, 2 Person Show, Gail Harvey Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2006,, Art 2006, Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

2006, Toronto International Art Fair

2005, Re-presenting Representation VII, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York

2005, Art Chicago 2005, Chicago, IL

2005, Art 2005, Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

2004, Art 2004, Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

2004, Toronto International Art Fair

2003, Toronto International Art Fair

2003, PASTA Group Exhibition, Palm Springs CA, Merrill Lynch Buiulding.

2003, The Artist Voice in Landscape – Group Show at McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM,
Else Chapman, Donna Clair, Joyce Dant, Linda Glover Gooch, Peter Hagen, Robert Marchessault

2002, Toronto International Art Fair

2001, Social Consciousness in Canadian Art, J.M. Barnicke Art Gallery , U of Toronto

2001, Inspiration From A Desert: Three Painters In The Mojave, Jane Culp * Robert Marchessault * Terry Millikan
Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA Sept 1 – Nov 11

2001, A Room With A View, Michael Gibson, London, ON

2001, Toronto International Art Fair

2000, Faculty Exhibition – Georgian College, Helen and Arch Brown Centre for the Arts,

2000, 2000 Bugs, Bau Xi Gallery, Toronto




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