Current Location:
Shelf B4 (OS) -> Box 65
Location Notes:
IDC; Open Shelving; Section B; Shelf B4; Box 65

“Brise d' été á Dinard” by Clarence Gagnon

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.64.143
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original 1907 painting
Date:
1907
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 20 in Width: 24 in
Description:
People enjoying the beach; a few sailboats are off in the distance.
Historical Context:
"Clarence Gagnon is best known for his rural Quebec landscape paintings and the illustrations for Louise Hémon’s novel Maria Chapdelaine. Gagnon’s early paintings of rural themes attracted the interest and subsequent patronage of the Montreal businessman and collector James Morgan. With a monthly stipend from Morgan, Gagnon was able to travel to Europe to study at the Académie Julian, Paris, under Jean-Paul Laurens from 1904 to 1905. Gignon moved between France, Canada, and Norway throughout his life, but continued painting Canadian winter landscapes composed of valleys and mountains, of sharp contrasts of light and shadow, of vivid colours, and of sinuous lines." -National Canadian Gallery. This piece was purchased at the Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec.