Jean-Claude Dupont

Born: 1934

Jean-Claude Dupont. Painter. Illustrator. Sainte-Foy, Quebec. Active mid 20th century.

Jean-Claude Dupont is a  self-taught naive artist. He is also an ethnologist and author in his field. He is a collector of Quebec legends and traditions and illustrates them with his own paintings.

An example of his work:

Jean-Claude Dupont. Legende.

Jean-Claude Dupont. Legende.


From the Exhibition: Exploring Francophone and Native oral traditions in North America:

“During his field studies throughout French-speaking North America, Jean-Claude Dupont collected hundreds of legends, recording them not only in compilations and other specialized publications, but also in his naïve paintings.”  The exhibition was produced in partnership with the Musée québécois de culture populaire in Trois-Rivières.

Web Site:

Ref: Jean-Claude Dupont, Jacques Mathieu. Heritage de la Francophonie Canadienne, University of Laval Press. 1986.

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

Ref: G. Boulizon, Y. Daigle and A-M. Bost, Ces Peintres du Quebec et de L’Acadie. Ville Saint-Laurent.Editions du Trecarre. (1989).