Artwork by Marc-Aurèle Fortin,  Maison, Ste. Rose
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Consignor Canadian Fine Art
326 Dundas St West
Toronto ON M5T 1G5
Ph. 1(416)479-9703

Lot #4

Marc-Aurèle Fortin
Maison, Ste. Rose

oil on board
signed lower right
5 x 7.5 ins ( 12.7 x 19.1 cms )

Estimated: $6,000.00 - $8,000.00

Provenance:
Galerie L’Art français, Montreal
Kastel Gallery, Montreal
Private Collection, Toronto
Born in Sainte-Rose, Marc-Aurèle Fortin received his early artistic training at home under the tutelage of artists including Ludger Larose and Edmond Dyonnet before his studies would take him to Chicago, New York, Boston, and later, to France. It was after a brief trip to France in 1920 that Fortin began to work full-time as a painter and to show his work, which included scenes of the island of Montreal, predominantly rural at the time, and of his birthplace Sainte-Rose, north of the island. During the summers, he travelled to Quebec City, Île d’Orléans and the Charlevoix region, sketching and painting houses and rural scenes. In this oil painting of his hometown, Ste. Rose, Fortin’s skillful decorative and high-contrast colour palette is demonstrated in the lively white cloud formations, red building walls and green grass, all against a blue ground. These vibrant works that capture the charm of small-town Quebec are what the artist became best known for in his career.
Sale Date: May 28th 2019

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Consignor Canadian Fine Art
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Marc-Aurèle Fortin
(1888 - 1970) RCA, ARCA

Born in Sainte-Rose, Quebec in 1888. Died in Macamic, Quebec in 1970. Marc-Aurele Fortin RCA studied the rudiments of painting with Ludger Larose and Edmond Dyonnet from 1904 to 1908 when he left for Edmonton, Alberta to work in a bank from 1908 to 1910. Before returning to Montreal in 1912 he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and made trips to New York and Boston. Fortin exhibited his work in Chicago in 1929 and the following year in Pretoria, South Africa. In 1935 he travelled to the south of France and northern Italy after which he exhibited regularly. Fortin, who was well known as a landscape painter, depicted various regions of Quebec with considerable originality by using new techniques. He stopped painting after becoming seriously ill in the late 1950s.