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Rene Emile Quentin

1860 - 1914

Vancouver Art Association
Art Historical & Scientific Association of Vancouver
Ladies' Art Club of Nanaimo

Rene Quentin was born in Paris, France in 1860. According to information noted in HARPER he served in the French navy from 1875 to 1880, after which he studied art in Paris and became a Professor of Arts in 1885. He moved to Algeria in 1886, to Paris in 1887, where he exhibited artwork at the Salon. He then came to Canada to do illustrations for a French publisher.

He worked in Montreal until 1893, after which he came to BC to "decorate the Legislative buildings" but stayed to teach art. He was listed in BC Directories for three years from 1894 to 1896. He left to live in Boston, and died at Providence, Rhode Island in 1914.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
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GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK

References

CITY & PROVINCIAL DIRECTORIES 1894-96 (refer to DIR)

EARLY PAINTERS AND ENGRAVERS IN CANADA (refer to H70)
      Includes excellent information on Quenton, including newspaper article listings.

MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970
(refer to MM88)
      Four paintings listed in one 1889 exhibition.

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      3 references cited for Quentin: Harper, MM and a dictionary of French speaking artists in Canada.

ARTISTS IN CANADA

Clippings

" ... The principal artists belonging to those associations are ... R. Quentin, Victoria, portrait and historical painter, a native of Paris, pupil of Gerome, and exhibitor in the salon."
      ARTS & SCIENCES, History of British Columbia
      Published 1894 by William Briggs, Toronto, Ontario.


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