25e du quotidien l'Évangéline

Painting by Sylvain Arsenault (1931-1990).

Sylvain ARSENAULT
Photo : Donald Savoie
c. 1974
Paper and paperboard
65 x 42cm
© Musée acadien de l'Université de Moncton.


Sylvain Arsenault (1931-1990)

Sylvain Arsenault was born in the village of Saint-Pierre (Rogersville), New Brunswick in 1931. In his youth, he took correspondence courses in art. From 1950 to 1952, he studied forestry in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Since he was still interested in the arts, he studied painting with Jeannine Leger de Saint-Antoine and Sister Marie Gallant. After a 20-year career in forestry, he decided to devote himself entirely to drawing. He became a draftsman for the firm Enseignes Champlain Ltée. He later founded Studio "S" Limitée and worked for himself.

Mr. Arsenault was long a cartoonist under the pen name "Michel," as well as a painter strongly influenced by traditional Acadian life.

Cartoons signed "Michel" graced the pages of several newspapers: L’Évangéline, Le Matin, L’Acadie Nouvelle and the Telegraph Journal. One of his cartoons was presented at the 25th International Salon of Cartooning in 1988, under the direction of Robert LaPalme.
Sylvain Arsenault (1931-1990)

Sylvain Arsenault was born in the village of Saint-Pierre (Rogersville), New Brunswick in 1931. In his youth, he took correspondence courses in art. From 1950 to 1952, he studied forestry in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Since he was still interested in the arts, he studied painting with Jeannine Leger de Saint-Antoine and Sister Marie Gallant. After a 20-year career in forestry, he decided to devote himself entirely to drawing. He became a draftsman for the firm Enseignes Champlain Ltée. He later founded Studio "S" Limitée and worked for himself.

Mr. Arsenault was long a cartoonist under the pen name "Michel," as well as a painter strongly influenced by traditional Acadian life.

Cartoons signed "Michel" graced the pages of several newspapers: L’Évangéline, Le Matin, L’Acadie Nouvelle and the Telegraph Journal. One of his cartoons was presented at the 25th International Salon of Cartooning in 1988, under the direction of Robert LaPalme.

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Learning Objectives

The learner will:

  • Understand that art can influence and reflect culture by conveying social and ethical issues
  • Be aware that the creative process is influenced by personal experience.
  • Understand that our reaction to art is based on our own experiences
  • Be aware of the diversity of Francophone art across Canada
  • Develop an appreciation of historical and contemporary Francophone art in Canada
  • Recognize the role of the curator in choosing, researching and interpreting art for exhibition

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