Gérard Beaudet, landscape painter, of the Congregation
of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.
Gérard Beaudet, s.c. 1910-1987
Gérard Beaudet was born October 31, 1910, in Sainte-Anne
du Sault, today Daveluyville.
From 1944 to 1947,
he studied drawing, painting and art history at the
École des Beaux-Arts in Quebec City. During these three
years, he won every year the annual prize for painting
and drawing. In 1954, he did an internship at Scranton
University in Pennsylvania to study painting and
watercolor. He won a diploma in illustration of volumes.
He taught for 23 years, especially the scientific
disciplines Nature had given him a refined sensibility;
his mother had taught him the admiring and wondering
look on the things of nature; his scientific training
had accustomed him to observe well to better understand.
The security of his stroke of a pencil was truly
extraordinary. He was often used to illustrate volumes,
to prepare Christmas cards, to illustrate teaching
methods, to decorate workbooks, and so on. He made 200
sketches inspired by the evangelical stories for
pastoral agents. Even at age 75, he had kept a steady
hand and sense of pen stroke.
He was above all a
landscape painter. Its main source of inspiration was
the Charlevoix region. Endlessly and always with a new
touch, he painted Ile-aux-Coudres, the St. Lawrence
River, the mountains of Charlevoix, fields and rivers,
the manor, the old mill, etc. With the color of autumn,
in the whiteness of winter, in the exuberance of spring,
in the glory of summer. His painting technique is akin
to that of the Impressionists. In fragmented keys he
tries to make the vibration of the light and the color
How many paintings did he paint
inspired by Charlevoix? No doubt more than 400. For
several summers, painters received lessons from him to
better reflect the beauty of the Charlevoix region.
His paintings reflected his moods and he projected
himself there. A painting could take several days before
appearing on the canvas Gerard thought, watched, and
prayed. Once at work, he could be extremely quick.
When we think of Brother Gerard Beaudet, we will
remember the discreet and silent man, the devoted
teacher, the sensitive and honest artist, the
contemplative of nature.
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art, he studied drawing, painting and art history at the
École des Beaux-Arts in Quebec from 1944 to 1947 and in
1954 he went to study painting and watercolor at
Scranton University in Pennsylvania.
Its main source
of inspiration was the Charlevoix region, and
particularly Les Éboulements, where the Brothers of the
Sacred Heart have settled since 1947. Moreover, he has
painted more than 400 works inspired by Île-aux-Coudres,
heritage, the St. Lawrence River, mountains, fields and
rivers of Charlevoix.
He died in 1987 at the age of