Marc-Aurèle Fortin is a Canadian-Quebec painter, born March 14, 1888 in Sainte-Rose, and died March 2, 1970 in Macami. After extensive artistic studies at the Art Institute of Chicago, he devoted himself entirely to his new style of painting, which he called “the Canadian school of landscape”, completely detached from the European school.
Fortin likes the landscapes of Quebec, especially the rural landscapes. He draws them with a technique that describes the warm atmosphere of the Quebec sky.
In 1955, his prolific career came to an end, because of illness, he only scribbled from his memory landscapes in felt pen.
He died on March 2, 1970, blind (for 4 years) and had both legs amputated.
Image of title: “Saint-Siméon” (1938). Source: flickr / arcticpenguin