Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Alas...its true. Bruno is no longer with us.

Baie-Saint-Paul) The Canadian arts community mourns the death of one of its most inspired contemporary painters. Bruno Cote died Wednesday at age 69 following a long illness.

Article written by Sylvain Desmeules.
Article published in Cyberpresse.ca

Renowned landscape has revealed in his career a Canada full of riches. "The wild beauty of the Pacific Rim in British Columbia, the heat of the icebergs of Labrador, the vastness of the prairie skies, the savage force of the North and the magnificent forests of Quebec are all loves that are now rooted in the work of the painter, "wrote Martin Fournier in a biography published on the website of the artist.

Born in Quebec in August 1940, he joined 17 years in the advertising business family. From lettering to artistic director, he served all the functions until the mid-60s when his initiation into the paint allows it to feed a fascination for natural scenes. In 1978, Baie-Saint-Paul, already rich in artists, became his place of residence. He then traveled to Canada to form exhibition monumental acclaim across the country.

Mayor Jean Fortin spoke obviously a sad loss. "I dare say, without comparison, that is the greatest ambassador of Baie-Saint-Paul, Canada, with his talent of course, his work and his commitment to the community. Someone who has an important place in the artistic history of Charlevoix, "he said.

A man of large stature, entitled, quite frankly, but affordable, sensitive to beauty and generous, Bruno Côté had won the admiration of his peers and citizens. "This great artist has become known from coast to coast. It ranks among the greatest creators in Canada who paints our landscape and reflected both pride and beauty of our land, "says the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacques Tremblay.

The collections are common side abroad: Korea, Germany, China, Lebanon, Peru, United States, France, Japan and across Canada.

His death comes less than a week after it was confirmed in 2011 the erection of a statue in his image in Baie-Saint-Paul. The artist has also lent his name to several charities, including that of the Hospital Foundation of Baie-Saint-Paul. He supported the arts in Charlevoix, including partnering Dreams Fall Festival. It was part of the first international symposium of contemporary art in 1982.

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