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Jean-Paul Lemieux (1904-1990) - Biography

"I try to convey a remembrance, the feeling of generations. I sometimes see myself as a child in the continuity of generations. I am interested in conveying the solitude of man and the ever-flowing passage of time. I try to express in my landscapes and my figures this solitude, this silence in which we all move."

Lemiuex's painting reflects his immense love of Quebec landscape and familiy traditions. His honest drawing and painting style reflected a folk art tradition and made a unique contribution to the revitalization of landscape painting in Canada. His art is vastly communicative. His paintings of stylized figures looming against austere Quebec landscapes earned him an appointment to The Companion of The Order of Canada in 1968. He was made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy (ARCA) in 1951 and a member of RCA in 1956. Many of his paintings are in THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA.

This remarkable Quebecois artist retired from his teaching post at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Quebec in 1965 after twenty-eight years associated with the school. In 1990, he died in Montreal at the age of 86.

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