Cornelius David Krieghoff (June 19, 1815 - April 8, 1872)
Cornelius David Krieghoff is a Canadian painter of the 19th century. He is most famous for his paintings of Canadian landscapes and Canadian life outdoors, which were highly popular and sought-after in his own time as they still are today. His meticulousness for the picturesque scenes of rural peasant life made his work famous.
Born in Amsterdam, this world-reknowed artist, somehow made his way to Quebec where he married a French-Canadian lady and fell in love with the countryside. Krieghoff studied the Quebec landscape and knew how to capture with precision the essence of French Canada and the lifestyle of the habitant. He also took a shining to the First Nations he came across on his travels, which he also masterfully portrayed.
I truly love Krieghoff's work because I feel like he captures the moment. His work is timeless and tells a different story of Quebec's past. He tells the story of those we've forgotten. Like many other artists, Krieghoff enjoyed escaping into the Jacques-Cartier's primeval landscape for inspiration. So, if any of you are interested in the MRC Jacques-Cartier's history, you'll want to take a look at his work for sure. For instance, notice ''Dery's Bridge, Salmon Leap, Jacques-Cartier River'' and ''Sportsmen at Jacques-Cartier Falls'' in the samples below, if you're interested in the Jacques-Cartier's regional history.
Take a look at the little gallery here:
Please note that these images were taken from Wikipedia's online gallery.