Nelson Surette

Born: 1920  |  Died: 2004

Nelson Surette. Painter. Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Active mid to late 20th century.

Nelson Surette taught himself to paint when he was very young. He painted with his fingers and used a brush for final work. His subjects were the scenes of Acadian daily life on Nova Scotia’s French shore. His palette was muted and his work was very powerful. He painted the story of the early Acadian settlers of Maritime Canada.

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