For more than six decades—from the time he left the École des beaux-arts in Montreal at the beginning of the 1930s until his late career at the end of the 1980s—Jean Paul Lemieux practised painting that reflected a highly personal vision of Quebec, in landscape, portraits, narrative, and religious scenes. His thoughtful approach led him toward a deepening formal purity, culminating in the celebrated images of what is now called his classic period, between 1956 and 1970. These key works show an artist who unceasingly sought to renew the figurative painting of his time.

  • Jean Paul Lemieux, Afternoon Sunlight, 1933

    Afternoon Sunlight 1933

  • Jean Paul Lemieux, Those Beautiful Days, 1937

    Those Beautiful Days 1937

  • Jean Paul Lemieux, Lazarus, 1941

    Lazarus 1941

  • Jean Paul Lemieux, The Ursuline Nuns, 1951

    The Ursuline Nuns 1951

  • Jean Paul Lemieux, The Evening Visitor, 1956

    The Evening Visitor 1956

  • Jean Paul Lemieux, The Orphan, 1956

    The Orphan 1956

  • Jean Paul Lemieux, Summer in Montreal, 1959

    Summer in Montreal 1959

  • Jean Paul Lemieux, 1910 Remembered, 1962

    1910 Remembered 1962

  • Jean Paul Lemieux, Julie and the Universe, 1965

    Julie and the Universe 1965

  • Jean Paul Lemieux, The Express, 1968

    The Express 1968

  • Jean Paul Lemieux, The Aftermath/La ville détruite, 1968 

    The Aftermath/La ville détruite 1968

  • Jean Paul Lemieux, Autoportrait, 1974 

    Self-Portrait 1974

  • Jean Paul Lemieux, Turned Towards the Cosmos, c. 1980–85

    Turned Towards the Cosmos c. 1980–85

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