About the Guest
Arthur Levi Rainville, M.Photog., Cr, CPP, API,
has been creating stunning photographs, wrapped in intrigue, atmosphere and romanticism, for over 50 years. With his life’s work being displayed in grand museums and loving homes; he has been touted as, “the Poet Lauréate of Photography, one of the most sensitive, artists of our time.”
Widely known for his muted, granular color work, refinements of this life’s passion led to his lyrical, quixotic Mansuesco style. Defying a definable formula, Mansuesco, much like Impressionism, is a plurality of looks. An innate quality of light coupled with a compositional choreography is akin to his signature style.
Arthur’s imagery is being exhibited on three continents. In a one-man show at the French Cultural Center, his work was astutely referred to as “… a synthesis of observation and imagination blended with a palette of gauzy colors.”
Arthur has taught portraiture professionally for 40 years, inspiring the budding or seasoned photographer to look to Art and Heart as they face the blank canvas. Besides being a noted touring lecturer, he is a prolific author with copious articles and four published books on the Creative Spirit and living an Artful Life. As photography’s resident ‘Sage,’ Arthur continues to spread the word that private, personal vision matters.