Gagnon, Clarence

Canada, (1881-1942)

  • Clarence Gagnon - Killing the Pig
  • Killing the Pig

  • (1928-1933), mixed media on paper
  • 7.4 x 7.6 in. (19.0 x 19.3 cm.)
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection

About the Artist

Clarence Gagnon, Canadian, (1881-1942). Born in Quebec, Gagnon studied first in Montréal under William Brymner and then at the Academie Julian, Paris, with the painter Jean-Paul Laurens.

Gagnon first achieved fame for his engravings. Later in his career he devoted himself to paintings the daily life of Habitants – farmers of French descent or origin throughout the Province of Quebec. He became a member of the Royal Society of Canada and later he was elected associate of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

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A random image of a pig, hog, boar or swine from the collection at Porkopolis.