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

Lot #69

Marc-Aurèle Fortin
Bateaux

oil on board
signed lower right
11.75 x 19 ins ( 29.8 x 48.3 cms )

Estimated: $7,000.00 - $9,000.00

Provenance:
Private Collection, Montreal
Born in Sainte-Rose, Marc-Aurèle Fortin’s early artistic training came 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. Although best known for his studies of the life of small-town Quebec, the artist was also fascinated by the various ships and sailboats along the Saguenay and Saint Lawrence rivers. Fortin depicted fisherman boats of the Gaspé region, and the maritime port of Montreal during the construction of the Jacques-Cartier bridge. This example demonstrates his interest in the decorative quality of sails that overlap one another across the water’s edge.
Sale Date: May 29th 2018

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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.