Pierre Gosselin was an artist and entrepreneur from Quebec born on April 11, 1943 in Longueuil, Quebec, and died in the same city on October 18, 2014.
He began to draw at the age of twelve and took every opportunity to sharpen his talent. As a child and adolescent, he studied at the “Professional Artist School of Montreal” where he completed his training.
Exceptionally gifted for drawing and portraiture, he soon developed portraits and cartoons as a street artist and a variety of events. Following the Expo 1967, he moved to “Terre des Hommes” where he made portraits of visitors and other characters. He will do the same in Old Montréal, perpetuating a millennial tradition of artists who capture history, one character at a time.
A talented landscape gardener, he tells his city, its history and its surroundings with his paintbrushes. He experimented with many techniques such as pastel, charcoal, sanguine, oil painting and watercolor. Although his work shows great rigor in many techniques, the artist prefers oil painting.
A portrait artist of rare talent, he also created an impressive number of portraits. Félix Leclerc, Lucien Bouchard René-Lévesque and Patrick Roy, are just a few of our great men whom he immortalized.