Bouchard, Lorne H.
Born in Montreal in 1913. George Lorne Holland Bouchard is a painter, draftsman and commercial illustrator, member of the Royal Academy of Canada, born in Montreal in 1913. He lived there most of his life until 1978, at the The exception of thirteen years spent in Drummondville, between 1935 and 1948.
He first studied at the Barnes School of Art under Wilfred M. Barnes, then at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal, from 1930 to 1932, with Maurice Félix. Clarence Gagnon and Maurice Cullen, who influenced him in his early days, quickly recognized his talent. Practicing oil painting, tempera and watercolor, he often painted landscapes of the Arctic that he visited during maritime voyages, often documented in newspapers, magazines and even immortalized on film. His works, produced outdoors, are similar to impressionism and realism. His favorite places remain the coasts of Gaspé, Baie St-Paul, the lower part of the river, the Laurentians, the coast of Beaupré and Oka. However, he traveled a lot during his career to capture the light and the uniqueness of countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, the United States as well as Martinique and Saint Lucia in West Indies.
Lorne H. Bouchard was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (elected Associate of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1943, Member of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1962), the Arts Club of Montreal, du Pen and Pencil Club and the Art Directors Club of Montreal. His first opening with the RCA and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) dates back to 1931, when he was only 18 years old. He then exhibited with the RCA until 1967 and the MMFA until 1961. His works were also presented at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto and in many prestigious galleries in Canada. His last exhibition was held in 1977. His works are found in a number of public and private collections, including the Museums of Fine Arts of Canada, Montreal and Quebec and the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery in Owen Sound, Ontario. .