Lemieux expressed great admiration for Alfred Pellan despite the disparity between his own figurative style and Pellan’s abstract art. Pellan, “Desire in the Light of the Moon” (Désir au clair de la lune), National Gallery of Canada.
Alfred Pellan, (16 May 1906 – 31 October 1988) was an important figure in twentieth-century Quebec painting. He was born in Quebec City in 1906. From the age of fourteen until his graduation in 1926 he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Québec. His early canvases, from his first visit to Paris, show a marked fauvist tendency.
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