Montreal 1881 – Montreal 1942
Academic Male Nude
61.3 x 46.2 cm
Gift of the artist, inv. Dr.1900.195
In 1901, this academic nude, which he gave to the Museum, earned Gagnon first prize (shared with Edward Finley Boyd) in the life drawing competition, as well as a bursary from the Art Association of Montreal (AAM). Anatomy drawing, as emphasized by Brymner at the AAM, is characterized by its meticulous description of the body. Here the pose is classic and the study, both through its style and technique, is in accordance with the drawings from life executed in Parisian studios.