Port of Montreal
MARC-AURÈLE FORTIN (1888 - 1970)
Port of Montreal, c.1928-30
Cosner Art Gallery - Montreal
Fine Canadian Art
27,3 cm x 37,4 cm / 10 3/4'' x 14 3/4''
Signed lower right
Watercolour of Port of Montreal created by Marc-Aurele Fortin. The artist is fascinated by the innovation and urban changes he witnessed. In the 1920s, Fortin lived at the Maison Saint-Joseph located near the Viger Station. From his room, Fortin sees the changes that the construction of the Jacques Cartier Bridge provoke in the city. Until the completion of the bridge, Fortin went to the port and painted, draws the activity of the many vessels and tugboats.
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