Albert Rousseau

Albert Rousseau, painter, printmaker, and animator was born on October 17th, 1890 in St-Étienne-de-Lauzon, Quebec and died March 18th, 1982. A prolific artist whose reputation grew during the 1970s along with that of his friend René RICHARD, he studied at the Montreal School of Fine Arts and soon saw his artistic ambitions curbed by the depression of the 1930s. Although he had to give his family's needs priority working in a hostelry until 1965, Rousseau continued to paint regularly with friends such as Marc-Aurèle FORTIN and to show his works in Quebec and in Montreal. In 1956, he built a studio where his colleagues could paint. He taught at various Quebec institutions from 1964 to 1967, and his paintings were inspired by frequent trips to both the Canadian and the American Atlantic seashores. In 1964, Rousseau organized his first rural exhibition near his studio. Since 1971 these exhibitions have become the annual festival of the Moulin des arts de St-Étienne, which Rousseau saved from demolition and transformed into an art studio that draws some 200 artists and thousands of admirers each season.

Here are Works of Art that we have by Albert Rousseau

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