ArtworksLorne BouchardBend of the River, Autumn1913-1978Sold
Inscriptionssigned "Lorne H. Bouchard" (lower right)
Dominion Gallery, Montreal.
Watson Art Galleries, Montreal.
Private collection, Westmount, Quebec.
Claire Molson, who along with her husband David, were avid art collectors and outstanding clients of Galerie Walter Klinkhoff particularly throughout the 1960, submitted the following to The Montreal Star on May 7, 1978, shortly after Lorne’s premature death at age 65.
“Lorne loved Canada and in the true tradition painted in practically every area. To own a Lorne Bouchard is to own a piece of this great country. He loved all seasons, but no one could paint the winter like Lorne. He captured the broad, cold, sweep of fields, the heavy, brooding mountains of the Laurentians, the villages of the North Shore; the fiord at Pangnirtung on Baffin Island was as majestic on canvas as it stands today… His heart was not part of a cult or movement. His inspiration came from the vast spaces of our country and the divergent people who inhabited it.”
Continental Galleries hosted Lorne Bouchard exhibitions in 1940, ‘49, ‘52, and 1955. Walter Klinkhoff Gallery held solo exhibitions for Lorne Bouchard in 1960, ‘62, ‘64, ‘66, ’69, ‘73, ‘75, ‘77 and finally a tribute, memorial exhibition in 1981.