About Henry Giroux

Henry Giroux, predominantly a landscape artist who works with oil on canvas, is a master in contrasts. His signature is his palette: vibrant colours, light effects, an atmosphere of silence and peace emerging from his compositions. He finds his inspiration in little villages, like the ones located in the Laurentians or in the Charlevoix

region. As part of his work, he paints gardens with multiple flowers, outdoor hockey games featuring players of all ages and private homes and businesses.

Established in the Laurentians, Henry Giroux owns an art gallery since 2001, that is now located in Morin-Heights.

Henry Giroux’s paintings can be seen in several public and private collections in Canada, USA, Russia and Japan.

In 2007, he wrote a book on his technique, published by Éditions Goélette, which became a best-seller and was reprinted in 2012.

 

Artistic approach

I want to freeze in time an emotion created by the light, the quietness of the countryside and the majesty of a floral landscape. My paintings are silent; I wish to bring the viewer into a state of peacefulness, close to the one I feel when I paint. I do not want to create confusion or guessing on the part of the viewer. I simply offer my perception of what moves me, hoping that the person will want to be in the painting to discover its different aspects. My artistic approach is essentially based on the exploration of light, composition, as well as my control of the pictorial technique. Painting is, for me, an action that is associated to happiness; my approach does not emerge from an existantial questioning and is not aimed to express a sense of sorrow. My paintings are simply open, luminous and transparent.

 

In galleries since 1993

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Education, Université de Montréal 1972 
Teacher's Diploma, St. Joseph Teachers College 1972 
Master Degree in Education, McGill University 1979 
Bachelor ofArts, Concordia University 1982 

 

FOUNDATION GIFTS  

Marie-Clarac Hospital Foundation 
Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier School Board, School Fundraiser 
Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec 
Fondation Clara 
Fondation SAFIR 
CLSC des Laurentides 
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation 
YM-YWHA 
Peter Hall Foundation 
Garde-manger des Pays-d'en-Haut 
Muscular Dystrophy 
Fondation des Enfants Loblaw's 
Boston Medical Centre 
(raising funds with Lou Rawls and Franki Valli)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS  

Duos, La Palette Gallery, Oshawa, ON, 1998 to 2002 
Crescent Hill Galleries, Mississauga, ON 1999 to 2002

 

EXPOSITIONS SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Gallery Soco,Austin, TX, 2000-2001
Pyramid Press,Austin,TX, 1998 
La Palette Gallery, Oshawa, ON, 1997 

 

PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Anderson House Museum, Washington, DC 
Canada Direct 
Discount Location d'autos et de camions 
ERC Corporation 
Frédéric Léger Inc. 
George H.W. Bush Presidential Library, A&M University, TX 
Société nationale du cheval de course 
The National Realty Group 
Wasserman, Stotland, Bratt, Grossbaum 
Le Fonds de solidarité de la FTQ 
Honorable Jean Chrétien's Private Collection 
Laboratoires Lalco 
Hydro-Québec 
Éditions Goélette 
Golf Griffon 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Peindre le Québec avec Henry Giroux, Éditions Goélette, 2007 
Aide-mémoire illustré de 98 toiles d'Henry Giroux 
Aide-mémoire illustroted with 98 paintings by Henry Giroux 

 

OTHER

Seul artiste dont les oeuvres originales demeurent exposées pendant l'exposition de Robert Bateman 
Only artist exhibited during Robert Bateman's show 2013 
Golden Eagle Gallery, Stouffyille, ON