Heldore Bisonette

Born: 1883  |  Died: 1965

Heldore (Heliodore?) Bisonette. Painter. Quebec City, Quebec. Active 1940’s.

Heldore or Heliodore Bisonette was a naive artist known for mixed media paintings using cloth and water colour on paper. He signed H. Bisonette. His work has been seen with a Gallery label from the Gallerie Jolliet in Quebec City. His Date of birth is given variously  as 1890 and 1883.


Ref: MACLEAN’S MAGAZINE. APRIL, 1965. Eber, Dorothy. “La mode est aux peintures folklorique”.

This article mentions several best selling Quebec primitive artists:”Heliodore Bissonnette, Mary Bouchard, Marie-Cecile Bouchard, Edith Bouchard, Robert Cochon (‘who plasters his walls with paintings of Paganini’), Georges-Edouard-Tremblay (‘makes hooked rugs and runs a school to teach rug-hooking.’) and Arthur Villeneuve.”