1895 - 1982
René Richard, painter (Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, Dec. 1, 1895 -. Baie Saint-Paul, 31 March 1982). His family emigrated to Canada and settled in Alberta, Cold Lake. It is first trapper to raise money for the realization of his dream of becoming a painter. In January 1927, he left for Paris, where he studied at the Grande Chaumiere and became the protégé of Clarence GAGNON painter. He continued his training at the Colarossi Academy. He returned to Canada in 1930. In 1938, he was a gamekeeper in Gaspésie. On the recommendation of his friend Clarence Gagnon, he stayed several times in Baie St. Paul, where he settled in 1942 after marrying Blanche Cimon. The Museum of Quebec is organizing two major retrospectives of his work (in 1967 and in 1978). After his death in 1982, the U. Laval and in 1986 the city of Montreal pay homage by offering two exhibitions of his work. In 1978, Robert Baumgartner publishes the Editions of the frigate, the first major book on Richard René Richard. In 1982, René Richard Foundation was created to help promising young artists. Jean-Guy Queneville published in 1985. The journey of a lonely Richard that traces of life in the North. Publishing Foundation also published a book about the artist: René Richard, 1895-1982. Éditions Art Global edit, in 1990, René Richard autobiography, my past life. The Bay Exhibition Centre St. Paul organized from 9 October 1993 to 30 January 1994, a major retrospective.
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