Galerie Jeannine Blais

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

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