Welcome to our website
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our website. Although our gallery remains true to the traditional values of the art market, we believe that technology, when used sparingly, can be essential in broadcasting works of art of present-day artists.
Our site is a reference tool which can be used to research all our artists and their works of art. Thank you for your visit.
A brief history
In the fall of 1974, while he was working as a journalist, Gilles Brown travelled to Baie Saint-Paul to interview the painter René Richard. After the interview, he walked around the village and was impressed by the richness of the patrimony as well as the beauty of the old houses.
During his walk, he noticed a house for sale which was over 100 years old and had the idea of turning it into an art gallery.
He decided to name it after Clarence Gagnon. During the interview with René Richard, the latter spoke of his friend and professor who had urged him, in the nineteen thirties to visit this wonderful little village in Charlevoix.
The following summer, in 1975, art lovers saw a modest little sign appear at 61 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Street in Baie Saint-Paul, the first art gallery of Charlevoix.
In 1976 Galerie Clarence Gagnon opened its doors on Bernard Street in Outremont, facing the Outremont Cinema. It remained at this address until 1982 and then moved to 1108 Laurier Street West and has been there ever since.
Since then, Gilles and his wife Lisette have continued to serve the art community by offering, through both galleries, a unique selection of young up and coming artists, well-known painters, sculptors as well as an enlightened choice of Canadian old masters.
Our high quality criteria have made the gallery renowned throughout the Province of Quebec.