Claude Le Sauteur (R.C.A.), a major figure in Quebec art, had a profound impact on the Charlevoix region, not only as a painter but also as a person. Following his death in 2007, the MACBSP made a commitment to present his work and pay tribute to this exceptional artist. The recent donation of the artist’s studio contents, from his wife, has given new impetus to the production of this exhibition, showing the artist’s private world.
As well as his passion for drawing and painting, the exhibition L’ATELIER displays Le Sauteur’s work as a graphic artist, which occupied a large part of his production. Hence the sketchbooks, drawings and paintings are shown along side printer’s proofs, greeting cards and advertisements as so many traces of the artist’s creative activities.