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Clarence Gagnon

Academic Male Nude

Artist

Clarence Gagnon
Montreal 1881 – Montreal 1942

Title

Academic Male Nude

Date

1900-1901

Materials

Charcoal

Dimensions

61.3 x 46.2 cm

Credits

Gift of the artist, inv. Dr.1900.195

Collection

Graphic Arts

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.

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