Jean Paul Lemieux

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Jean Paul Lemieux

1904 - 1990
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Jean Paul Lemieux was born in 1904 in Quebec City. Lemieux and his family spent winters in Quebec City and summers at Kent House, above Montmorency Falls. In 1914 at Kent House, the young Lemieux met the American artist Charles Parnell; after many hours of observing Parnell, Lemieux began to sketch on his own.

In 1916 the Lemieux family moved to California; however, returned to Canada shortly after in 1917, settling in Montreal.

In 1926, Lemieux enrolled in l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Montreal and spent the next three years studying under Edwin Holgate and others. Lemieux took teaching positions beginning in 1934, first at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal, then in 1935 at the École du meuble. In 1937, he moved to Québec City and taught at the École des beaux-arts de Québec until his retirement in 1965.

Until 1940 Lemieux’s paintings were inspired by a decorative and realistic style. During the period of 1940 - 1950, Lemieux’s paintings can be characterized as humourous studies of the social environment of Quebec, an area which he had a great affinity for. Lemieux maintained distance from the volatile atmosphere of Montreal during the late 1940s; despite being cognisant of the manifestos Prisme d’Yeux and Refus Global, Lemieux remained indifferent to them.

The early to mid 1950s marked an important departure in Lemieux’s style. Lemieux’s works became simplified and he began experimenting with cubist structures. From 1956 onwards Lemieux produced paintings of solitary figures in simplistic, monochromatic landscapes, a style which he has become well known for.



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Nineteen Ten Remembered
42 x 57 1/2in 106.7 x 146cm
oil on canvas

Sold for:   $2,340,000 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fall 2011 - 1st Session auction on Thursday, November 24, 2011



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La plage américaine
46 x 69 1/2in 116.8 x 176.5cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $500,000 - $700,000 CDN
Sold for:   $1,813,500 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2012 - 1st Session auction on Thursday, May 17, 2012



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Les Moniales
41 5/8 x 80 3/8in 105.7 x 204.1cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $400,000 - $600,000 CDN
Sold for:   $1,023,750 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2011 - 1st Session auction on Tuesday, May 17, 2011



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Dimanche
67 3/4 x 31 3/4in 172.1 x 80.6cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $700,000 - $900,000 CDN
Sold for:   $914,500 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fall 2016 - 4th Session auction on Wednesday, November 23, 2016



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Dimanche
67 3/4 x 31 3/4in 172.1 x 80.6cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $400,000 - $600,000 CDN
Sold for:   $819,000 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2011 - 1st Session auction on Tuesday, May 17, 2011



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La visite
36 x 20 1/2in 91.4 x 52.1cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $250,000 - $350,000 CDN
Sold for:   $719,800 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2015 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, May 27, 2015



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Les voyageurs
39 3/4 x 74 3/8in 101 x 189.5cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $350,000 - $450,000 CDN
Sold for:   $702,000 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fall 2011 - 1st Session auction on Thursday, November 24, 2011



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Ti-Gus
45 1/4 x 30in 114.9 x 76.2cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $150,000 - $250,000 CDN
Sold for:   $672,750 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2010 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, May 26, 2010



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Les enfants de la ville
26 x 44in 66 x 111.7cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $200,000 - $300,000 CDN
Sold for:   $497,250 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fall 2012 - 1st Session auction on Thursday, November 22, 2012



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La Québécoise
36 x 24in 91.4 x 61cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $250,000 - $350,000 CDN
Sold for:   $442,500 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2014 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, May 28, 2014


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