Jean Paul Lemieux, was one of the greatest painters of the 20th century in Canada. He worked in several different styles, represented by his five artistic periods.
Lemieux is a figurative artist whose career as a painter sometimes echoes popular art, but in 1956, at the age of 52, he changed the subject and refined his technique. The paintings that followed are among his best known. They usually feature iconic scenes from French Canada, often associated with a sense of the vast expanses of his homeland.
He has received several awards for his works, including the Louis-Philippe Hébert Prize in 1971 and the Molson Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts in 1974.