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Louis Leprohon “This World that was Mine”
The story of naïve artist Marcel Dargis

 Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. 


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Tea and coffee included. Double vaccinations required for in-person registrations

Saint-Lazare author Louis E. Leprohon has written his second book on the work of artist Marcel Dargis titled This World that was Mine, published in April 2021. Dargis is a renowned practitioner of naïve art – a painting style first recognized in the early 20th century, where artists who have no formal training or art degrees produce works that embrace bold colours and deliberately skewed perspectives. Said Leprohon, “Dargis is one of the most important naïve artists in Canada today.”

Dargis, who was born in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec in 1928, has created over 850 paintings focused on stories of life in Quebec – from early colonial days through the age of the 1930s to 1950s – and in so doing offered perspective on the dramatically changed pace of society today. “He started painting seriously at age 40,” says Leprohon. “Now he’s 92 years old and still painting every single day. He’s truly a remarkable man.” Dargis’s paintings have been exhibited at galleries across the province.


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