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Mark Lague, 1964 | Cityscape painter




Mark Lague has developed an international reputation and has won numerous awards, both in his native Canada and in the United States.
A dedicated painter, Mark Lague was born in Lachine Quebec in 1964 and he has had a fascination with drawing since childhood, a skill he practices constantly, even to this day. Upon graduation from Montreal's Concordia University in Design, Mark embarked on a 13-year career in the animation industry, working primarily as a background designer and art director.





During this time, despite working full time, he began receiving international acclaim for his watercolour paintings through competitions, juried shows, and solo exhibitions.
In 2000, Mark switched to oil as his primary medium, and in 2002 made the jump to full time painter.
As an artist he is a realist, who is open to virtually all subject matter. What keeps him excited about painting is his endless quest to simplify and get to the essence of whatever he paints. Mark has been featured in numerous national art magazines, and continues to receive international recognition for his distinctive style of painting.

Formal Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design, Concordia University, Montreal Quebec 1988;
  • Visual Arts Center, Montreal Quebec: Oil and Watercolour Painting 1985;
  • Fine Arts, John Abbott College, Montreal Quebec 1982;
  • Several Workshops on painting and life drawing.
Solo Exhibitions
  • Smith Klein Gallery - Boulder Colorado, May 2006, May 2007, May 2008, May 2009;
  • Lesley Levy Fine Art - Scottsdale Arizona, March 2007, March 2008;
  • Waterhouse Gallery - Santa Barbara California, Nov. 2005, Nov. 2006, March 2008;
  • Brazier Fine Art - Richmond Virginia, May 2005;
  • Galerie Art and Culture - Montreal Quebec, Oct. 2003;
  • McCord Museum - Montreal Quebec - May 2003 ("McGill Series" hosted by Marchant Gallery);
  • Marchant Gallery - Lancaster Ontario, Oct. 1997, May 2000;
  • Galerie de la Ville - DDO Quebec, Nov. 1998.
Juried Exhibitions
  • Oil Painters of America 2005, Hilligoss Gallery - Chicago Illinois;
  • Oil Painters of America 2004, Howard/Mandville Gallery - Kirkland Washington;
  • Salon International 2002,2003, 2004, Greenhouse Gallery - San Antonio Texas;
  • 2004 Plein Air Magazine Publisher's Award;
  • American Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition 1996, 2003 Salmagundi Club - New York New York.
  • Oil Painters of America 2002, Brazier Fine Art - Richmond Virginia
Award of Excellence
  • American Artists Professional League Annual Exhibition 1996, 2002;
  • Salmagundi Club - New York New York, 2002 American Artists Fund Award.

































Mark Laguë è nato a Lachine, Québec, nel 1964. Ha subito il fascino del disegno fin dall'infanzia. Dopo la laurea presso la Concordia University in Design, Mark ha intrapreso una carriera di 13 anni nel settore dell'animazione, lavorando principalmente come designer di sfondo e art director. Durante questo tempo, pur lavorando a tempo pieno, Mark ha iniziato a ricevere riconoscimenti internazionali per i suoi acquerelli attraverso concorsi, spettacoli e mostre personali.
Nel 2000, Laguë passa al olio come suo mezzo principale, e nel 2002 ha fatto il salto per diventare pittore a tempo pieno.
Gli spettatori rimangono affascinati dalle emozionanti pennellate di questo artista, dai riflessi delle luci della città di notte e delle strade bagnate nelle giornate piovose.
Dopo anni di pittura disegni di sfondi in un grande studio di animazione e dopo molti esperimenti, Laguë infine sviluppa la sua caratteristica pennellata audace. Si è conquistato una reputazione internazionale e ha vinto numerosi premi sia nel Canada che negli Stati Uniti. Attualmente vive sulla West Island di Montreal.