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    Tex Lecor (1933-2017)

    A Brother to All

    In Memoriam

    “The true artist is one who has a sense of life, who enjoys everything, who readily obeys inspiration and who loves all forms of beauty without categorizing,” – George Sand (1846)

    Exceptional painter of great humanity, radio and television host, humorist and singer Tex Lecor, whose real name was Henri-Paul-Cyrille Lecorre, was born on June 10th 1933, in Saint-Michel-de-Wentworth, in Québec’s Laurentian region.

    He was the eldest of a family of three children. The multitalented artist passed-away on September 9th 2017, at the age of 84. With his ‘coureur des bois’ and ‘lumberjack’ persona, he enjoyed great popularity among a very broad audience through his songs as well as his hosting a very popular TV show for many years. Tex also headlined a humoristic radio show that then revolutionized Montréal’s airwaves. But he was a painter first and foremost, who appreciated being able to live a carefree life as a visual artist thanks to the success of his parallel career in TV and radio. Where did Tex come from? The legend is that when he worked in logging camps, he wore a belt with the word Texas on it, hence the affectionate nickname appropriately dubbed by his coworkers.

    Tex in his studio

    Tex in his studio

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    Text by Michel Bois

    “The true artist is one who has a sense of life, who enjoys everything…

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    Yves Doré

    Fanciful Illustration

    Artist Profile

    With its simple lines and vibrant colours, Yves Doré’s art charms us and makes us smile. His distinctive subjects invoke memories of simpler times and betray the artist’s sense of humour. A quick wit and fanciful disposition, an illustrative style and a graphic approach constitute his visual signature.

    Born in Montréal in 1942, the artist began drawing at a very early age. “The pencil promptly became my best friend.” Beyond any intent of becoming a professional artist, he engages in his favorite pastime for pure pleasure. His father recognizes his talent and suggests he attend courses in graphic arts and industrial drawing. He enjoys working in these fields and rapidly rises up the advertising world ladder. As Artistic Manager he works with numerous important clients. In this pre-computer era, the task is laborious and workweeks are highly intense. Yves Doré then paints occasionally, when he is able to enjoy some rare free time. From inception to execution, his graphic drawing career profoundly imprints his artistic expression. Now five years retired from his business career, he has become his only client and confers mandate and objectives towards his own projects.

    1408, rue St-Paul

    1408, rue St-Paul

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    Text by Isabelle Gauthier

    Represented by Galerie Robert Senneville, Sherbrooke

    With its simple lines and vibrant colours, Yves Doré’s art…

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