Technique: Drawing, gouache, oil


Michel Paquet was born in 1948 in Thetford Mines (Quebec). He died in 1990.

Paquet obtained a bachelor's degree in science from the University of Montreal in 1977. He then studied educational psychology at the University of Sherbrooke, visual arts at the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières and art history at Laval University. After practicing abstract painting for several years, he returned to figurative painting. This artist painted mainly in oil and liked to experiment with different media such as: canvas, jute, compacted materials and even quite frequently kraft paper. Painting in a refined style, his palette was monochrome and full of nuances; some areas of color in tints or broken colors. The beauty of his paintings rests, among other things, on their composition and the balance of colors.

Media coverage

  • Magazin'Art, biennial directory of Canadian artists in galleries, 2004-2005 and earlier
  • Magazin'Art, spring 2000 edition, article p.70, 103
  • Route Guide, review, 1990; Gallery, magazine, 1989
  •  The sun, daily, 1989
  • Life of the Arts, review, 09-1998


  • Embassy of France, Ottawa
  • Bell Canada
  • Gabrielle-Roy Library, Quebec
  • Compass Media Group, Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Canadian Institute, Quebec
  • and several private collections in Canada and the United States


  • Belgravia Museum, Serbia
  • Pierre Boucher Museum, Trois-Rivières
  • Louis-Hémon Museum, Péribonka
  • Blanche Bolduc Museum, Thetford Mines
  • Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts