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Tremblay, Louis

Medium : oil, pastel, watercolour, charcoal.

Born in Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, in 1949.

Louis attended the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi from 1980 to 1985. He furthered his studies in Art History at Laval University in Quebec City from1985 to 1986 and in 1991. Although Louis Tremblay is a self-taught painter, he grew up in a milieu that led him to paint at a very young age: "I spent my youth with my parents who were great art enthusiasts." Tremblay's father developed a close friendship with painter René Richard, whose encouragement and support gave Tremblay the confidence to launch his artistic career.

In 1969, he was the recipient of the Grand Prix du Symposium de Baie-Saint-Paul, a six-week trip to France. Tremblay quickly established his reputation by holding thirty exhibitions throughout Quebec. He is a member of the Institute of Figurative Artists.

Tremblay works with different media and his subjects include semi-abstract landscapes, rural scenes, particularly the regions of Baie-Saint-Paul, Kamouraska and Gaspesie. Tremblay developed a personal, contemporary mastery of figurative painting that often borders on the abstract.

Collections :
Tremblay's works can be found in the following major collections: City of Quebec, Alcan Canada, Pratt & Whitney, The French Consulate General in Quebec City, Power Corporation, Cooperative Desjardins, IBM, Scotia Bank and Intergaz in Toronto.

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