February 19, 2020 on News by steve

There are people who mark the lives of those they touch. Sometimes it’s by their generosity, sometimes by their philosophy, their intelligence, their talent; the list can be long and varied.

Serge Brunoni, for his part, leaves his mark on people’s lives through all these facets of his personality. A man of rare talent, extraordinary intelligence and unparalleled generosity, his sense of sharing is something that has touched all who knew him. A Renaissance man, he had the same passion for music, history, philosophy and a hundred other subjects as he had for the arts.

Coming to Quebec in the mid-1960s, he became a Trifluvian and his sense of belonging to his adopted country and city would be just as important in his work as in his way of looking at life. Serge would forever be an attentive, critical observer without ever falling into bitterness or negativity. A humanist, he never hesitated to encourage and congratulate the people he met, always leaving smiles and warmth in his path.

Through a career spanning more than fifty years, Serge has left his mark on Quebec. The artist never took an exact inventory, but he probably signed between 7000 and 8000 canvases including an incalculable number of representations of Montreal’s urban landscapes, the charm of Old Quebec and the quintessential “Rue des Ursulines” in Trois-Rivières. His work can now be found across Canada, in major collections and has even crossed borders to be found elsewhere on the planet.

Year after year, he devoted 5% of his production to various charities.

In 2012, as part of the ceremonies in honor of the sixty years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, he won the Diamond Jubilee medal.

A lover of wide open spaces, he devoted part of his time to fishing and the outdoors, even when illness took away part of his energy and mobility.

Serge, our friend, our brother, is leaving us now to join his sweet Suzette and the many artists he considered to be members of his extended family.

He leaves to mourn his sons Nicolas and Hugues, countless friends, his admirers but, above all, his artistic family of which we are proud to be a part.

Funeral and tributes details will be released as soon as they are known.