Technique: Oil, engraving and lithography


Benoît East was born in 1915, in St-Augustine de Portneuf, Quebec.

The artist studied at the École des beaux-arts de Québec from 1934 to 1940 and from 1944 to 1945 where he obtained his teaching diploma. He joined the school's faculty to teach engraving and lithography. In 1948, he received a scholarship from the Government of Quebec to continue his arts studies in Paris, where he perfected his lithography technique.

Influenced by the French masters, Georges Braque and Pierre Matisse, East is best known for his still lifes and landscapes. In 1946, he collaborated with Marius Plamondon on the design and creation of a sixty-foot-high stained glass window for the Hôtel Le Reine Élizabeth in Montreal.