Born in Chicoutimi (Québec) in 1928.
Since 1967, the art of this self-taught artist ,
René Gagnon, has travelled around the world. As
passionate and dedicated as he was then, his art remains
today spontaneous and rich with colours. Using a palette
knife, he layers colours with great artistry capturing
the luminous quality particular to northern landscape.
Media coverage :
Magazin’ Art, biennal guide of Canadian artists in
galleries, 2002-2003 and earlier years; Magazin’
Art summer 2001 edition, article pg.82 (French
version) and pg.109 English version.
articles, 03-95, 03-98; Le Quotidien, articles,
Chicoutimi, 10-72, 11-95, 11-98; Du Saguenay à
Tasman-Negara, documentary film, Production Vison
Mode, 1998; Le Matin Maghreb, article, 1997; Straits
Times Kuala Lumpur, article, 07-1996; René Gagnon,
lbook, Broquet, ed., 1972.
Air Canada, Montreal; Akwa International,
Montreal,Maroc; Alcan, Montréal;Distacum Communications,
Hong Kong; Distilleries Corby, Montreal; Fondation
Pierre Cardin, Paris; Groupe Afriquia, Maroc; Power
Corporation, Montreal; Québécor, Montreal; Yayasan Seni
Prizes and distinctions :
Prize of the Commonwealth Cultural Festival, Kuala
Lumpur, 1998; The Sun Kuala Lumpur, quotidian, article,
He received the Medal of the Quebec National
Assembly on June 21st, 2012.
He also received the
Commendation for Recognition of Excellence by the
municipality of Sacré-Coeur-on-the-Fjord-du-Saguenay.
Économusée of Valleyfield; Contemporary Museum of
Montreal; Joliette Museum; Saguenay Museum, Lac St-Jean.