Marcel Gingras Fund



Born in Sherbrooke in 1921, Marcel Gingras studies at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal from 1940 to 1943. There, he becomes a favourite student and follower of Alfred Pellan. There are two periods of intense artistic production for Marcel Gingras: the first, from 1943 to 1963; the second, from 1982, when he retires from business to dedicate himself fully to his art, to 1998. In between, he manages the woodworking workshops for his family’s high-end cabinet-making business.

Though schooled in the academic tradition for which the École des beaux-arts was known in the 1940s, Marcel Gingras nonetheless becomes an instinctive painter who lets his imagination run free. This said, much like his mentor, Pellan, the presence of drawing gives a certain structure to all his works, which have a sense of order, and  rigour and discipline in their creation. Marcel Gingras produced some thousand paintings over a career that spanned 40 years.

Consult the CONTEMPORARY tab to see Marcel Gingras’s work at Galerie Théo.

See the painter’s website