JEAN-PAUL LEMIEUX, R.C.A.
oil on panel
signed and dated ‘50
10 ins x 8 ins; 25.4 cms x 20.3 cms
In the summer of 1950, having abandoned the easel for two years, Jean-Paul Lemieux resumed painting while on vacation in Pointe au Persil. This period was happily productive.
While the works sold well, they were important for another reason, as Guy Robert observes: “They succeeded in reconciling Lemieux with his painting once again.”
Paysage hails from a critical period, a kind of point of no return for Lemieux. Within the year, the artist would embark upon the path which saw his art undergo what Robert describes as a “profound transformation” leading him directly to the establishment of his signature style.
Guy Robert, Lemieux, Gage Publishing, Canada, 1978, pages 87-88.
Private Collection, Montreal