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Grondin, Jean-Luc

Grondin, Jean-Luc

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Biography

Born in Saint-Gédéon in 1938, Jean-Luc Grondin developed a passion for drawing at a very young age. He especially loves birds and nature. From the age of ten, he was already taking the opportunity to observe the birds around his parents’ house with his binoculars. A disciplined student, he often stayed after school hours to perfect his mastery of drawing, then, in 1953, he started his studies at the École des Beaux-Arts de Québec.

In 1964, Grondin was hired as an applied arts technician at the Quebec Zoological Garden where his work consisted of producing posters and illustrations so that visitors could identify the different species. In his free time, he worked on his projects such as creating illustrations for a book about birds. Discovering the pleasure of working at home, he left his job in 1974 and decided to devote himself completely to his art.

Depending on whether he is familiar with a subject or not, he may draw up to 25 to 30 sketches before starting to paint. Grondin works with gouache, a medium which allows him to better render the muted colors of the northern birds frequenting the Laurentians. Today, the artist’s reputation extends beyond Canadian borders.

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