Constantineau, Fleurimond

Technique: Watercolor, charcoal and drawing


Born in Montreal in 1905, Fleurimond Constantineau graduated from the Montreal School of Fine Arts. The year following the end of his studies, in 1931, he exhibited two paintings at the Spring Salon of the Art Association of Montreal. From this first contact will result the artist's participation in this show for the following fifteen years.

In 1935, he founded, with sculptor and painter friends, a company designing allegorical floats for several parades taking place in the city of Montreal. This association lasted until 1960. At the same time, he taught drawing in numerous schools.

His pictorial work is marked by the various trips he made to Europe, Africa and across Canada. Fleurimond Constantineau's painting reflects his love for the Far North of Quebec where he made six trips spread over a period of twenty years. Through his admirable paintings representing the landscapes and the typical population of this region, he, in a certain way, made this vast northern land better known.

Media coverage

  • Cap-aux-Diamants, magazine, winter 1999
  • Magazin'Art , autumn 1998 edition
  • La Presse , La Patrie , The Gazette , newspapers and weeklies, several articles

Public collections

  • City of Montreal
  • Alcan
  • National bank of Canada
  • Caisses Populaires Desjardins
  • Government of Canada, Ottawa
  • Hovey Manor, North Hatley
  • Lord Mansion, USA
  • SNC Lavallin, Montreal


  • North, Journal of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1981
  • Gold Medal from the French Government
  • Medal in drawing, painting and sculpture from the Montreal School of Fine Arts


  • Quebec Museum
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • National Art Gallery, Ottawa