Heliodore Bissonnette

Born: 1890  |  Died: 1965

Heliodore Bissonnette. Quebec. Painter. Mixed media. Active mid 20th century.

A primitive artist who often worked with mixed media, Heliodore Bissonnette was from Quebec City. He was known for his paintings made with water colors and fabric using bright primary colors. His work was very popular in the 1960’s and he was often shown in galleries along with Villeneuve, Cochon, and the Bouchard sisters.*  Examples of two of his pictures are shown below.

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

‘L’Auberge-de-la-Basilique’. A scene in Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre near Quebec City. 1960’s:

Heliodore Bissonnette. Mixed media painting. 'Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre'

Heliodore Bissonnette. Mixed media painting. ‘Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre’

Gallery label on the reverse:

Heliodore Bissonnette. Label of Le petit Champlain Gallery. Quebec City. 1960's.

Heliodore Bissonnette. Shown at Le petit Champlain Gallery. Quebec City. 1960’s.

A village scene with ships. Mixed media. Paint and Fabric. Early 1960’s:

Heliodore Bissonnette. Painter. Quebec.

Heliodore Bissonnette. Painter. Quebec.

The artist’s mark:

Heliodore Bissonnette. His mark.

Heliodore Bissonnette. His mark.