La Campagne Canadienne, by Maurice Raymond (1943)

Maurice Raymond was a French Canadian painter. Born at St-Henri, on the isle of Montréal, he attended the Montreal School of Fine Arts between 1930 and 1936. He also spent a year in the United States, before returning to become a teacher at the same school he attended. He remained active as a teacher until 1977, and has set up a School of Fine Arts at the University of Quebec in Montréal.

Besides working as a fine artist and teacher, Maurice Raymond made several illustrations for the newspaper La Province, and illustrated a comic adaptation of 'La Campagne Canadienne', based on the novel by Adélard Dugré. The strip was a commission of the Association Catholique des Voyageurs de Commerce, who printed several comics that propagated nationalist French-Canadian ideals. 'La Campagne Canadienne' appeared in the Ottawa paper Le Droit, and later in Ave Maria magazine in 1943. He also made several murals.

Series and books by Maurice Raymond in stock in the Lambiek Webshop:


If you want to help us continue and improve our ever- expanding database, we would appreciate your donation through Paypal.