ROUSSEAU, Albert : 1908 - 1982

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Born in 1908 in St-Étienne-de-Lauzon, Albert Rousseau registered at the School of Fine Arts at the age of seventeen and received his degree in 1931. To earn a living he worked in the hotel business while researching techniques and materials which he used for painting.

In 1948, he received his first award at the Salon du Printemps. In the sixties, he taught painting in various Quebec institutions and created a free workshop in Saint-Étienne. In 1970, Rousseau acquired the ″Moulin de la seigneurie de Lauzon″, renovated and converted it into a meeting place for exhibitions visited by professional and amateur painters from the Quebec City region and elsewhere: it’s the Moulin des Arts.

Albert Rousseau’s career included several exhibitions throughout Canada, New York and Paris. His work can be found in the collections of several museums such at the Quebec Museum and the Canadian Museum of Fine Arts in Ottawa, as well as in several art galleries, public and private collections. His entire life was dedicated to art. He died on March 18, 1982.