Jean-Paul Pepin, Canadian painter 1897-1983
Moulin du Quebec (Mill of Quebec)
Oil on canvas
The reverse signed, titled and dated «Moulin du Quebec Île d'Orléans 1951»
30.5 cm x 40.6 cm (12" x 16")
With frame 42.2 xm x 52.4 cm (16" 5/8 x 20" 5/8)
The first group of painters in Montreal where established in 1911 under the banner of «Les Peintres de la Montée St Michel».
It was a group of 8 without any manifest or declaration; the purpose was simply to meet at the Grand Boisé Saint-Sulpice, near Rivière des Prairies, via Montée St Michel which is today St. Michel Boulevard.
Jean-Paul Pépin joined the Montée St Michel painters in the thirties.
After 20 years of experimentations, Pépin develops his own style called «Catalogue» recognized easily by diagonal brush strokes.