Albert Rousseau

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Albert Rousseau, a great artist and painter of light

Canadian Grand Master, artist painter Albert Rousseau was born in Saint-Étienne-de-Lauzon, Quebec in 1908 (death in 1982). He is often considered one of the best landscape painters in Quebec. Rousseau bought a windmill “Le Moulin des Arts” of St-Etienne-de-Lauzon became a meeting place for hundreds of artists who have exhibited their works every year. Rousseau is an original artist who constantly cultivates his art, experimenting and varying textures, materials and techniques (oil, acrylic, watercolour, gouache, pastel, ink, serigraphy, etching and mixed techniques, etc.). Some features of works by Rousseau are luminosity, contrast and rich colours. Albert Rousseau is a painter of the soil, heritage, his multiple subjects related to landscapes, houses, village scenes, streets of the city, still lifes, ports and portraits. 

A Quebec landscape painter

“Albert Rousseau remained all his life an important landscape painter and sought after by numerous collectors. At the same time faithful to tradition, especially by the rural aspect of his approach, he treated with great modernity his subjects thanks to generous thickenings and harmonies of omnipresent pure colours. Albert Rousseau was also a very important cultural leader in the Quebec region. In Saint-Etienne-de-Lauzon, where he lived and worked, on the south shore of Quebec City, his mill appeared a still unequalled very dynamic place.”  Robert Bernier

Quebec artist painter, Albert Rousseau participated in numerous exhibitions, in particular in Quebec, Canada, the United States and Europe. You will find these paintings in museum collections and in numerous collections of art galleries, public and private (National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Musée du Quebec, Laurier Museum, Canadian Museum of Civilization in Quebec Museum Contemporary Art of Montreal, etc.).


Video: Albert Rousseau, artist portrait