Self-taught artist Roger Cantin was born in Quebec in 1930 and completed his studies at the École des beaux-arts in Quebec City in 1964 to begin his career as a figurative painter. In his paintings, he uses watercolour and acrylic painting. His works are distinguished by his mastery of space (composition), shape (simplicity) and colour (using black, white, blue, green, yellow, ocher often dominated by shades of gray).
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Cantin is a sensitive and reserved artist who infuses the soul of the objects and landscapes he paints. He paints with an inner vision of things, he is inspired by his subject rather than copying it. Cantin is particularly fond of Quebec houses, the streets of Old Quebec, interior settings, landscapes and still lifes.
Quebec artist Roger Cantin’s paintings are part of many public and private collections. He is represented by a dozen contemporary art galleries in Quebec.