(1927 - 1998)
Claude Picher was active/lived in Quebec / Canada. Claude Picher is known for stylized, folk art landscape, still life, portrait, village scene and genre painting.
Picher (left) with Herve Bazin, Quebec City, 1958. Courtesy Editions Broquet Inc.
Biography Claude Picher
Claude Picher ARCA (1927 - 1998)
"Claude Picher is the enfant terrible of Quebec art." (1)
A prominent Canadian painter and museum professional, Claude Picher was born in Quebec City, Quebec, and died in Matane, Quebec on the Gaspe Peninsula. Picher's style is perhaps one of the most easily recognizable in Canadian art. His paintings are in the permanent collections of several Canadian museums including the National Gallery of Canada. Before becoming a full-time painter he was a museum administrator and curator known for his severe criticism of contemporary Canadian art. His controversial and often strident views are recalled and discussed at some length in his entertaining diatribe "Picher: The colour of the Gaspe
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