René Richard

René Richard was born December 1st, 1895, in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Richard moved to Canada with his family in 1909. In 1926, he took his first painting and drawing lessons in Edmonton and in 1927, he left for Paris, France to study painting. During his stay, he met Clarence Gagnon who encouraged him to become a fulltime artist. René Richard returned to Canada in 1930 and took up trapping once more. He returned from his long trips with hundreds of drawings. In 1942, he settled in Baie Saint-Paul and exhibited regularly in Quebec City as well as in Montreal. In 1952, Richard went back to the North. In 1967, the Quebec Museum presented a solo exhibition of his work and ten years later, a retrospective one centered on his work. He illustrated Menaud maître draveur by Félix-Antoine Savard. In 1980, René Richard donated many of his works to University of Laval. Towards the end of his life, René Richard was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy (R.C.A.) of Arts and in 1973 he received the Order of Canada.

Here are Works of Art that we have by René Richard

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