Straight hair on the head, much like these conifers capping the peaks of the Saguenay, bushy eyebrows, like the forests where he likes to lose to ventilate ideas, drive images, shapes his inspiration, hairy hands, solid and wide as if they had been carved into the rocky walls of the mountains where he lives, eyes, eyes that prospector probably search the nature and sleeping in his paintings ...
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RENE GAGNON is the northern painter, painter of the Saguenay where he was born Feb. 27, 1928, specifically in Chicoutimi Nord in Quebec city that was cleared and built by his ancestors..
Born into a farming and arts community, merchant uncle's paintings, he often accompanied painters who will work on the ground, he heard fluent painting, it becomes a painter by contagion. For seventeen years, a stubborn and diligent research will make him discover an original technique of using color and the nose ... ... he abandoned the brush sketches and rough sketches in forests serve as its art school . It becomes the interpreter love snow, icy vastness of the North, this inhuman beauty that captures nature, when the cold comes.