About the artist
Born in 1908 in St-Étienne-de-Lauzon, Albert Rousseau enrolled at the School of Fine Arts at the age of seventeen and graduated in 1931. To earn a living, he worked in the hotel industry while continuing his research on the techniques and materials he uses to paint.
In 1948, he received a first prize at the Salon du Printemps. In the 1960s, he taught painting in various institutions in Quebec and created a free studio in Saint-Étienne. In 1970, Rousseau acquired the Moulin de la seigneurie de Lauzon, renovated it and converted it into a place of meetings and exhibitions frequented by hundreds of professional or amateur painters from the region of Quebec and from outside: it is the Moulin des Arts.
Albert Rousseau’s career is punctuated by numerous exhibitions across Canada, as well as in New York and Paris. His works can be found in the collections of several museums, including the Musée du Québec and the Museum of Fine Arts of Canada in Ottawa, as well as in numerous art galleries, public and private collections. his whole life was devoted to art. He died on March 18, 1982.