Quebec City, Quebec 1904 - 1990
With enormous sensitivity, this, one the greatest Quebec and Canadian painters, has opened the doors to the inner world of his city, of his people, of himself. They are no monuments, no great landscapes, no complex compositions, no famous faces in his paintings. But like with Modigliani, the art of Jean-Paul Lemieux speaks of the world within, and the quiet beauty of a human being.
“I am especially interested in conveying the solitude of man and the ever-flowing passage of time. I try to express this silence in which we all move”.
He was both an artist, an illustrator, and a teacher.