Daniel Gautier (1957 - 2021)


Painter and engraver, Daniel Gautier was born in Longueuil, Québec. Before venturing towards various studios in Europe, Gautier undertook private painting lessons in Montreal. In the 1970's, being fascinated by the sea, his travels led him to the Magdalen Islands. He established himself there in 1993. He then lived in Hudson by Le Lac des Deux Montagnes, but was still drawn to the Maritimes six months of the year. At first, Gautier' s paintings were surrealistic and a lot were in reference to the sea. With time, the sea became the essential element in his paintings.

There is no doubt that Gautier is a painter of the sea. Year after year, his journeys to the Maritimes became the ritual that nourished all of his production.

Gautier's work was in many solo exhibitions, as well as in numerous group shows. His work may be found in public collections including Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Natural Resources Canada, the French Consulate in Montreal, the National Assembly of Québec, the Acadian Museum of Québec as well as many corporate and private collections.

His work is represented by Galerie Beauchamp.