Canadian Grand master, painter, professor, teacher, pedagogue, Brother Jérôme was born in 1902 in Charlesbourg (death in 1994). He studied from 1936 to 1938 at the School of Fine Arts in Montreal. A leading figure of abstract art in Quebec by the originality of his artistic work and forward thinking.
"Under his real name, Joseph Ulric-Aimé Paradis enters community in the Congregation of Sainte-Croix very early in his life. He became brother Jérôme in 1918. Leading painter of our modernity, he certainly was. But he was much more. Outstanding communicator, this teacher offers workshops that were a phenomenal success.
Associated with pictorial modernity and the new ideas it generated, a fervent defender, he is for all claims of the 1940s, which is pretty amazing, you will agree, for a clergyman. At the time, the wind of aesthetic and ideological reforms blow very strong in the minds often heated. Camps stand: Prism Eyes, Refus Global ... Brother Jerome finds in these claims a great motivation and he is nice to everyone, at the same time close to Borduas and to Pellan. His teaching is in many ways revolutionary, as in his painting, the freedom and the pursuit of self, its inner dark side, remain fundamental leitmotifs of his expression. For him, the automation is the front door. "
Quebec artist, works of Brother Jerome are part of many public and private collections in Quebec and Canada.