"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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