Clarence Gagnon, Painter - 1881 - 1942 Artist or Maker: Gagnon, ClarenceDate: 1909Width: 15 cmHeight: 20.5 cmCultural Association(s): Canadian culture Clarence Gagnon is best known for his rural Quebec landscape paintings and the illustrations he created for Louise Hémon’s novel, Maria Chapdelaine. It was not the over-sensitivity of the misunderstood that made me move to Paris....Over there, I paint only Canadian subjects, I dream only of Canada. The motif remains fixed in my mind, and I don’t allow myself to be captivated by the charms of a new landscape. In Switzerland, Scandinavia-everywhere, I recall my French Canada. — Clarence Gagnon Read Clarence Gagnon's biography here. Posted on February 7, 2017 by Lory MacDonald and tagged Clarence Gagnon Artfest Ontario Canadian Art Celebrating Art National Gallery.