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Marc-Aurèle Fortin
Vue de St-Siméon

39 x 48in 99 x 121.9cm
circa 1945
oil on board

Estimate: $400,000 - $600,000 CAD
Sold for:   $672,750 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Spring 2013 - 2nd Session auction on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Marc-Aurèle Fortin
Gaspésie

31 x 47 1/2in 78.7 x 120.6cm
oil on board

Estimate: $700,000 - $900,000 CAD
Sold for:   $500,000 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fall 2016 - 4th Session auction on Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Marc-Aurèle Fortin
Montréal vue de l'Île Sainte-Hélène

34 1/4 x 42 1/2in 87 x 107.9cm
circa 1925 - 1928
oil on canvas

Estimate: $250,000 - $350,000 CAD
Sold for:   $468,000 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fall 2011 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, November 24, 2011
Marc-Aurèle Fortin
Paysage de Gaspésie, L'Anse-aux-Gascons

28 1/4 x 40 1/4in 71.7 x 102.2cm
oil on canvas

Estimate: $300,000 - $400,000 CAD
Sold for:   $354,000 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fall 2014 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, November 27, 2014
Marc-Aurèle Fortin
Maisons en hiver

21 x 27in 53.3 x 68.6cm
oil on board

Estimate: $70,000 - $90,000 CAD
Sold for:   $140,400 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Spring 2010 - 2nd Session auction on Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Marc-Aurèle Fortin
Le Pianiste

48 x 28in 121.9 x 71.1cm
circa 1920
oil on canvas

Estimate: $45,000 - $65,000 CAD
Sold for:   $126,500 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2006 auction on Friday, November 24, 2006
Marc-Aurèle Fortin
Paysage à Hochelaga

21 x 33in 53.3 x 83.8cm
oil on board

Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000 CAD
Sold for:   $115,250 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Canadian, Impressionist & Modern Art auction on Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Marc-Aurèle Fortin
Vue de Longueuil

22 x 23 1/4in 55.9 x 59.1cm
circa 1930
oil on board

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000 CAD
Sold for:   $109,250 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Canadian, Impressionist & Modern Art auction on Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Marc-Aurèle Fortin
Maison Camille Leclerc, Ste. Rose

22 x 28in 55.9 x 71.1cm
circa 1940
oil on board

Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000 CAD
Sold for:   $97,250 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Spring 2017 - 2nd Session auction on Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Marc-Aurèle Fortin
Bateaux

24 x 36 1/4in 61 x 92.1cm
circa 1948
oil on canvas

Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000 CAD
Sold for:   $87,750 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fall 2011 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, November 24, 2011
Marc-Aurèle Fortin

Marc-Aurèle Fortin

1888 - 1970
ARCA

Marc-Aurèle Fortin was born in 1888 in the small village of Ste-Rose, just north of Montreal. Throughout his career his birthplace was often the subject of his paintings, and he became known for his portrayals of the simple and familiar scenes of rural Quebec life.

Fortin lived in Montreal from 1912 to 1920, but during this time he made frequent painting trips to Ste-Rose, the Laurentians and Piedmont with his painting gear strapped to his ramshackle bicycle.

In 1920, Fortin returned to live in Ste-Rose, immersing himself in the beauty of its countryside. His early work showed influences of the Barbizon School, however he eventually found his own unique style that incorporated the influences of the Group of Seven and Fauvism.

In addition to exhibiting in numerous Canadian museums, Fortin also achieved international recognition. His work was included in the exhibition at the Tate Gallery in London entitled A Century of Canadian Art held in 1938, and the following year he was awarded the bronze medal at the New York World’s Fair. In 1945 he participated in the exhibition Canadian Art held in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and by this time his work had garnered such acclaim that in 1944 a retrospective show of his work was held at the Musée du Québec in Quebec City.

Also a testament to his importance to the history of Quebec, an electoral district that included the neighbourhoods of Auteuil and Ste-Rose was named in his honour in 2004.

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