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A Québécois Rediscovered: Joseph Légaré 1795-1855

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The paintings of Québec artist Joseph Légaré (1795-1855) are featured in this film about his life and work. Légaré was an innovative painter and an important representative of 19th-century Canadian art. His work is rich in both content and emotion. He had a tremendous feeling for his era, which is vividly captured on canvas. Légaré was more than a painter; he was a patriot deeply committed to political causes and totally involved in Québec life. The film is an exciting portrayal of an important period in the history of Québec.

1980, 57 min 25 s

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