oil on canvas
40 ins x 30 ins; 101.6 cms x 76.2 cms
Claus Heinecke was born in the port city of Hamburg, Germany. He graduated with honors from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1969, where he has taught since. He has spent most of his career as a Graphics Designer, working for thirteen years as Director of Design for Seagram Canada, ten years as Creative Director for the Watt Group, and four years running his own design studio, all the while developing his own art work.
Heinecke’s early works were paintings of boats and ships, which grew out of a love and sailing and the sea. In 1983, he accompanied the National Geographic expedition to the high arctic as Camp Artist. His style has since evolved to a more minimalist approach, focusing primarily on form and colour. In the early 2000’s, Heinecke began to explore sculpture, participating in several group exhibitions in Ontario. He lives in Campbellford, Ontario.