Claude A. Simard

Painting Happiness


Showing March 1st to September 3, 2017



Centre d’interprétation historique de Sainte-Foy
2825, chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec City (Québec) G1V 1W1

Information: 418 641-6068

Tuesday to Sunday, 11h to 17h
Free admission

Québec City invites the public to visit an exhibition of works by Claude A. Simard, titled
Painting Happiness, presented at the Centre d’interprétation historique de Sainte-Foy
from September 20, 2016, to September 3, 2017.

A former resident of Québec City, artist Claude A. Simard (1943–2014) painted a substantial body
of works while making his mark in the world of graphic design and teaching. This retrospective
exhibition pays homage to the artist, who is known for his colourful depictions of floral garden
scenes, landscapes, still lifes, and figures. It features 50 works as well as a few travel notebooks
and significant creations in the field of graphic design. Divided into 10 areas, the exhibition delves
into various aspects of Claude A. Simard’s life and the key themes that were close to his heart.
The Honorary President of the retrospective is Mr. Peter Simons.

“We draw even before we learn to write. The images we create tell our stories,
which are half true and half fantasy. Just as children do, we relate landscapes,
friends, loves. We reveal ourselves and our loved ones, the space of being,
joy, our deep hurts. Our images convey hope, expectation and desire.
Life, so sweet yet so fragile.”

Claude A. Simard