Clarence Gagnon, Painter - 1881 - 1942

Artist or Maker: Gagnon, Clarence Date: 1909 Width: 15 cm Height: 20.5 cm Cultural Association(s): Canadian culture  


Artist or Maker: Gagnon, Clarence
Date: 1909
Width: 15 cm
Height: 20.5 cm
Cultural 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.