MA VIE PASSÉE
Collection
LE CANADA ET SES TRÉSORS
©
Art Global, inc. 1990 Montréal
ISBN 2-920718-30-4
HUGUES de JOUVANCOURT
EDITIONS LA FRÉGATE Montréal
©
Hugues de Jouvancourt
ISBN 0-919-210-30
Ministère des Affaires culturelles
Musée du Quebec
©
1978 Ministère des Affairs culturelle
ISBN 0-7754-3125-7
Le voyage d'un solitaire
René Richard 1930-1933
Jean Guy Quenneville
TRÉCARRÉ
©
1985 Editions du Trécarré
ISBN 2-89249-143-6

Editions du Trecarré Montreal (Quebec) Canada.
RENÉ RICHARD
PREMIÉRE EDITION
©
Fondation RENÉ RICHARD
Depôt legal 2eme trimestre 1986
To the best of our knowledge there have been five books published about René Richard as well as two movies. Most of the books are out of print, but may be obtained via ebay or used book stores.
In 1981, Dr. Urgel Pelletier, M.D., a well known Obstetrics and Gynecology physician in Sept-Iles, Québec, Canada, wrote a very in depth article about René Richard, his life, artwork and deep connection to the nature of the great nordic forest, its people and animals. This article was published in Le Médecin du Québec in October 1981, and it is of such importance that we make it available in its entirety to the public.

Please click through the images below, or feel free to download a high quality pdf here.
(Original chez Dr. Urgel Pelletier)
The painter René Richard (1895-1982), the son of Swiss immigrants who settled in Alberta, lived the first half of his life in the woods under very challenging circumstances. His goal was to obtain greater self-knowledge. Richard chose to live among the Crie and Inuit, and it was their vast open spaces that nurtured his need to be an artist.

In 1927, he journeyed to Paris to study painting. There he encountered the Canadian painter Clarence Gagnon, who became his mentor. Upon his return to Canada in 1930, he resumed the life of a trapper in Manitoba.

In 1938 he moved to Baie St-Paul (Quebec), where, until his death, he painted his colourful and luminous landscapes in a style characteristic of 1950's Quebec expressionism.

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF RENE RICHARD
Also available in French (SUR LES PAS DE RENÉ RICHARD)
Length 52 min.
Release Date 2003
Producer Nanouk Films
Director Gilles Noël
information © 2008 Ciné Fête
Memiores D'un Pays
EPISODE 28: RENÉ RICHARD, PEINTRE DU NORD
Length 22 min.
Release Date 1999
Producer White Pictures
Director Jean-François Monette
White Pine Pictures is the company which produced the series Memiores D'un Pays, and sequence 28 is dedicated to the great painter of the north, René Richard.

René Richard : Peintre du Nord de Jean-François Monette est un voyage fascinant dans la vie personnelle et professionnelle d'un immigrant suisse qui a été reconnu comme l'un des grands peintres du Québec. René Richard n'avait que 14 ans lorsqu'il est arrivé dans les contrées sauvages du Nord de l'Alberta en 1909. Le Canada s'avérait plus que la terre des mille et une possibilités à laquelle son père avait tant rêvé. M. Richard est devenu amoureux de la beauté et de la majesté de nos paysages. Il a exploré le Canada de fond en comble, avec comme seuls outils des crayons de couleur et des pinceaux, apprenant à connaître les habitants de ce pays et leurs coutumes tout en laissant sur papier une vision inoubliable de sa terre d'adoption.

De magnifiques dessins, toiles et documents d'archives, combinés à des extraits des mémoires de René Richard, ont permis à Jean-François Monette de rendre la perspective que cet artiste remarquable avait de notre pays.

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