A Glimpse of Kenora’s Pastoral Side

Jaques Schyrgens played a major role in organising artists and promoting art in the Kenora area during the 1970s and 1980s. While he was here, he added to his portfolio of street and rural Canadian scenes, which he began upon arriving in Quebec in 1952. His distinctive watercolours pepper local corporate holdings, particularly when they include an associated storefront or other edifice. Yet his work has been shown in exhibitions in Europe and throughout Canada.

Schyrgens was born in Belgium in 1923, and studied art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Ostend, and at Art College in Rome, Italy for three years. He roamed through Spain, the United States and Mexico before settling in Canada.

We suspect that this is an old barn located on Black Sturgeon Lake in Jaffray-Melick. If you recognise the location, please drop us a line. We’d love to hear from you!

Untitled Jacques Schyrgens watercolour, dated Kenora, 1985: $275.00


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