Best known for his genre, landscape, and figure drawing Henri
Leopold Masson emigrated from Belguim to Ottawa in 1921. His early
work had a naive medieval look with a bent for mild irony and caricature.
He was the antithesis of complacency. His fluid, vigorous style
conveys movement. One can almost feel the wind blowing through
the Valley of Figaro Mountain or a chaneel island. His art seemingly breathes and lives effortless
on the page under his controlled brush. A natural Master. Several
paintings by Masson are in the National Gallery of Canada.
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