IAF (Institut des arts figuratifs)
Canadian Grand Master, painter, composer-songwriter, singer, comedian, bush pilot (for 19 years), animator and artist, Paul 'Tex' Lector was born in Saint-Michel de Wentworth, Lachute in 1933 (died in 2017). His landscapes, portraits and group scenes offer colourful vision of a painter's fertile picture. The sculptural character of his landscape, group scenes or persons is enhanced by the strength of the design and brightness that inhabits it. Tex is focused more than ever on the brightness of the colours, the beauty of the subject and the movement that gives his life to the picture. Virtuoso of colour, clever designer and keen observer, Tex continues to refine his vision and give life to all the images that fill his imagination. His bold palette, his incomparable and unclassifiable style, its eloquence and humor make it one of the best known and accepted in Canada figurative painters.
"Paul" Tex "Lector is made from a single block, as they say here. Outstanding communicator, and that's saying something, he knows how to tell "their" stories with incredible verve. He is as itspainting, or rather his painting is his image. Draftman of great talent, he uses the quality of his line to highlight a passing detail, fact, with a bit of exaggeration, a caricatural suspicion. But if he amplifies certain forms, it is so that better we hear him... At one point, we know very well what corner hides the truth. Then you realize that everything is accurate, everything! It's just a little exaggerated!
His painting is inspired by the memory of his childhood, but also of our popular imagery of his fishing stories, that of the time when he was a bush pilot or that Ms. Thing that he has known at the time when he was going to paint in nature in the end ... His painting is him, I tell you! "(Robert Bernier)
Canadian Grand Master, Paul 'Tex' Lector is firmly present in several of the major art galleries across Canada and his works are found in major collections (National Museum of Fine Arts in Quebec, Museum of Modern Art in New York, etc.)
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