Albert Rousseau, painter, printmaker, animator (born 17 October 1908 in St-Étienne-de-Lauzon, Québec; died 18 March 1982). A prolific artist whose reputation grew during the 1970s along with that of his friend René Richard, he studied at the École des beaux-arts and soon saw his artistic ambitions curbed by the depression of the 1930s. He had to give his family's needs priority, working in a hostelry until 1965, meanwhile arranging to continue to paint regularly with such friends as Marc-Aurèle Fortin and to show his works in Québec and Montréal. In 1956 he built a studio where his colleagues came to paint. He taught at various Québec institutions 1964-67, and his painting was stimulated by frequent trips to both the Canadian and American Atlantic seashores. In 1964 he organized a first rural exhibition near his studio, and since 1971 these exhibitions have become the annual festival of the Moulin des arts de St-Étienne, which Rousseau saved from demolition and transformed into an arts studio that draws some 200 artists and thousands of admirers each season.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Robert, Guy. "Albert Rousseau". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 26 July 2016, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/albert-rousseau. Accessed 19 February 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Robert, G., Albert Rousseau (2016). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/albert-rousseau
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Robert, Guy, "Albert Rousseau". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published May 25, 2008; last modified July 26, 2016. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/albert-rousseau
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Guy Robert, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Albert Rousseau", last modified July 26, 2016, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/albert-rousseau
|Article by||Guy Robert|
|Published Online||May 25, 2008|
|Last Edited||July 26, 2016|
Albert Rousseau, painter, printmaker, animator (born 17 October 1908 in St-Étienne-de-Lauzon, Québec; died 18 March 1982).