Alan Klinkhoff Gallery - René Richard: Tom Thomson of the North
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RENÉ RICHARD: TOM THOMSON OF THE NORTH

  
 
Alan Klinkhoff, June 2016 - The René Richard paintings reproduced here are excellent examples of his work, confirming his stature as an important and genuinely original Canadian artist of his generation. "His style is clean and firm, his brushstrokes harsh and true", wrote Clarence Gagnon of his protégé.

René Richard’s œuvre is in part a first-hand description of the life of a Canadian trapper traveling by canoe, on foot or dog sled in the wildernesses of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories and later in Quebec. His work is an important contribution to the western Canadian narrative and is, as far as we are aware, one not previously described professionally and artistically by an actual trapper, a trade heralded in the history of the development of Canada. Richard has long enjoyed iconic stature in Quebec but his significant ethnographic works of quality are also relevant to a Canada-wide audience, making him a painter of great national historical importance.


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Galerie Alan Klinkhoff - René Richard
René Richard, R.C.A. (1895-1982)
Hauteur de Baie-Saint-Paul
Oil on masonite 13" x 15"
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Galerie Alan Klinkhoff - René Richard
René Richard, R.C.A. (1895-1982)
The old house Dufour, Baie St. Paul
Oil on masonite 24" x 28"
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Galerie Alan Klinkhoff - René Richard
René Richard, R.C.A. (1895-1982)
Laurentian Park
Oil on panel 12" x 16"
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