(1883 - 1984)
Narcisse Poirier was active/lived in Quebec / Canada. Narcisse Poirier is known for landscape, still life painting, religious decorations.
Narcisse Poirier was a painter who was born in Saint-Felix-de-Valois, Quebec. His medium was primarily oil. His subjects Quebec landscape, still life and religious decoration for churches. His style was realism.
He studied at the Monument National in Montreal (1907 - 1914) under Edmond Dyonnet and Joseph Saint-Charles. He also studied with Maurice Cullen, Alfred Laliberte, Henri Herbert and Elezear Soucy; and at the Academie Julian in Paris. He worked with Marc-Aurele de Foy Suzor-Cote decorating churches. He also traveled to Italy.
He exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy from 1925 to 1937. He also exhibited at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, often in combined shows with Alfred Laliberte's sculptures. He was a founding member of the Mont Saint Michel painters group.
His religious paintings can be found in churches in Saint-Felix-de-Valois,Saint-Eustache, Montreal and Riviere-du-Loup.
He is listed in A Dictionary of Canadian Artists (1974), by Colin S. Mac Donald, published by Canadian Paperbacks Ltd. (8 volumes); also in The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction (2001), by Anthony R. Westbridge and Diana L. Bodnar, published by Westbridge Publications Ltd. (4 volumes).
Prepared and contributed to askART by M.D. Silverbrooke