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Constantineau Fleurimont

Fleurimont Constantineau (1905-1981)


Born in St. Michel de Laval near Montreal. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Montréal (1924-29) and graduated as a professor of drawing, painting and sculpture. During his study he won five bronze medals for his achievement in his various courses and upon graduation was awarded a gold medal by the French Government for excellence in his studies. He taught from 1932 to 1957. In 1951 he took a journey to the far north, where he painted the Inuit and their land. He returned to the Arctic six times. He also travelled several times across Canada and visited Europe, Africa and the French Antilles. His favourite subjects were to be found in Quebec and especially in Old Montreal. He is represented in many public and corporate collections: Alcan; National Bank of Canada; Caisse populaire Desjardins; Government of Canada, Ottawa; Hovey Manor, North Hatley; Lord Mansion, USA; SNC Lavalin, Montreal City of Montreal; and at the Musée du Québec and the National Art Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

                                                Source: A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Colin S. Macdonald, Vol 1.