Arthur Guindon

Born: 1864  |  Died: 1923

Arthur Guindon. Painter. Ethnologist. Montreal, Saint-Polycarpe, Quebec. Active late 19th – early 20th century.

Pierre Guindon made naive/surrealistic paintings of the folk-lore and traditions of the First Nations people of the Lac-des-Deux-Montagnes region of Quebec and also of Quebec legends and early popular culture. Guindon was a self-taught artist who worked in a variety of media: charcoal, pencil, gouache and oils. Some of his works are preserved at the Vieux Seminaire-de-Saint Sulpice in Montreal.

An Example of Arthur Guindon’s work. The Ghost of La Corriveau scaring a traveller:

Arthur Guindon. La Corriveau and a traveller.

Arthur Guindon. La Corriveau and a traveller.



Ref: Harper. Early Painters and Engravers of Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 1970.

Ref: Blake McKendry, An Illustrated Companion to Canadian Folk Art (1999).

Ref: Delandre, Dickenson and Hubert. Les Sulpiciens de Montréal: une histoire de pouvoir et de discrétion, Montréal: Fides, 2007.