Art.... Paintings Marc Aurele Fortin
March1888/March1970 was born in Ste-Rose, Quebec. He was known for painting watercolour landscapes of the St. Lawrence Valley where he travelled around by bicycle. Fortin believed that "Canadian artists should take their inspiration from the countryside and progress towards a national art... We should excel in landscapes, exactly as the French do". His works are displayed at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal and was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.