Viateur Lapierre was born in Montreal on September 13, 1917. In 1930, he began classical studies at the Collège André-Grasset. Good first of class in drawing, he decided to devote himself to the fine arts. From 1934 to 1937, he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal and studied drawing with Louis Muhlstock. He obtained a first position as a graphic artist at Studio Meco. In 1942, During the war he joins the army and after serving as a soldier and an infantry lieutenant he is assigned to the task of designer of recruitment posters. After being released from the army he started a carer as an advertising design artist and worked for several agencies. He continued his studies of painting with Herman Heimlich. In 1950, one of his paintings was selected and exhibited at the Salon du Printemps at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. He went to the United States to study painting with prominent painters, Robert Brackman, and Wallace Bassford. On June 16, 1970, his first solo exhibition took place in a gallery located on Sherbrooke Street in Montreal, Llewellyn & Picard. And on January 19, 1973, Lapierre exhibited for the first time in Toronto. His solo exhibition at the Chasse-Galerie was a great success. Toronto critics write "... a landscape painter who knows how to discover the beauties of the Quebec countryside and evokes rural life on its decline in the splendor of the four seasons.