Henri Masson, RCA (1907–1996)
Henri Masson was born in 1907 in Belgium, he emigrated with his mother to Canada in 1921, at the young age of 14. A silver engraver by trade, he spent his spare time painting landscapes and began exhibiting nationally in 1938. Masson became a full-time artist in 1945, and followed with 50 years of exhibiting. Known for his landscapes and cityscapes, Masson’s work is held in various galleries across Canada, 11 of his works being held in The National Gallery of Canada’s collection.
Henri Léopold Masson combined his narrative abilities with a fluid Group of Seven style. . His themes reflect his belief in the unity of nature and art. Cityscapes and landscapes reveal a sense of place and time.