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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…

À tout jamais (No 8)

Sonia Reid

From the Heart

Art in a Feminine Perspective

A woman of heart! My first impression upon meeting Sonia Reid, an artist who followed an unusual career path. Radiant smile, as beautiful as any model, this charming, passionate and riveting woman warmly welcomes me as we meet in Québec’s Galerie Baron-Lafrenière on this first nice day of spring.

Author, lecturer, painter, Sonia Reid is a woman of many talents. Born in Québec City in 1973, she lived a happy childhood in Notre-Dame des Laurentides with her parents and her two sisters. Most of her family members work in the field of education. Her father was a teacher in the maritime sector. Thus, she wasn’t born into a family where artistic values were omnipresent.

During her youth, Sonia Reid is rather Cartesian, very organized and very athletic. She is interested in mathematics, which leads her to pursue studies in mechanical engineering at Laval University. She later obtains her master’s degree in project management at Université du Québec in Trois-Rivières.  Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more


Text by Frédéric-Marc Gagné

You are invited to come and appreciate this great artist who brings a breath of freshness to Québec contemporary art, from September 1 to 6, 2016, at Galerie Baron Lafrenière, 66, Sault-au-Matelot, Québec city, or on her website: www.soniareid-art.com

A woman of heart! My first impression upon meeting Sonia Reid, an artist who followed an unusual career path…