Birth : 1954, Shawinigan, Canada
Master Academician (AIBAQ)
Honorary Member (IAF) President 2004-05-06
Master Pastel Artist (PSEC)
Human being: portrait, figure, nude figure, symbolism.
Inspired by the academic art in France – XIXth century
French half paste («demi-pâte française») – using only extra fine and solid pigments.
Medium: Homemade with mastic and dammar resins, cooked linseed oil and stand oil.
Canvas: Fine linen or polyester.
Portrait International Academy (owner)
Laval Academy of Fine Arts
Lectures & demonstrations
Portrait International, Fine Arts Gallery (owner) Quebec, Canada
SI Fine Arts, NY
Galerie Le Pepin d’Art, Laval, Quebec, Canada.
STUDIES (mostly self-taught):
1972-1974: College studies in visual arts, CEGEP of Trois-Rivières
1967-1972: Classical secondary school, Sainte-Marie Seminary of Shawinigan
National Assembly of Quebec, (Portrait of Mrs Louise Harel)
Archdiocese of Quebec (Portrait of Mgr Maurice Couture)
Quebec City Hall (9 Mayors portraits)
Sainte-Marie Seminary of Shawinigan (8 DG portraits)
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
5 solo exhibitions since 1974.
Many awards in group exhibition.
Honorable mention, Salon international 2011
Jury’s Top Fifty, Salon international 2004
Galerie Le Pépin d’Art, Laval
Founder-director of the virtual art gallery INTERNATIONAL PORTRAIT, Quebec
Artworks of Denis Jacques shown in galleries in Toronto ON, New York NY, San Francisco CA, San Antonio TX, Boca Raton FL, Chicago Il.