Robert Savignac

Robert Savignac - Gardens, sunshine and balconies



Robert Savignac is a talented chronicler of daily urban life, through visual poetry remarkable for its simplicity and exuberance. His rich palette of pure colours lends a peaceful yet lively air to these activities.


Date and place of birth
Robert Savignac was born in Montreal in 1946, and maintains a genuine fondness for the city's neighbourhoods, which he paints with a skilled hand. >>

Training and career
Robert Savignac has always felt an overwhelming urge, a driving passion to paint. In his thirties, to pursue his dream, he enrolled in an evening art course at the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal. With his college diploma in hand, he moved on to Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). The painter vividly remembers the joy he during that time at learning to work his medium and develop new techniques. Savignac was already creating his own niche: more a craftsman than an intellectual, the artist avoided deep analysis and the study of theory in favour of democratic art, painting that is accessible and authentic. His desire to paint for the people has paid off a thousand fold! He has been featured in a steady stream of exhibitions since the early 1990s and his work has won a loyal following. Many have even begun private and public collections.

His work and his art
In his painting, Robert Savignac reinvents the city, conjuring up parks and neighbourhoods, lush gardens, balconies laden with flower boxes, expansive green lawns of summer and other examples of the earth's fertility.

His oil paintings portray joyous visions of inviting places where the natural world creates an oasis amidst the surrounding blacktop. Although his compositions are deliberately inhabited, trees and flowers reign supreme. Through his work, the painter seeks to convey a message of joy and optimism. The result is a cascade of colour on his canvas, where flowers contrast with lush greenery. His paintings are sunlit, tidy yet refreshing.

Savignac makes no attempt at realism. He quite clearly loves flowers and paints them everywhere with enthusiasm and generosity. Far from seeking to reproduce the real world, he takes full poetic licence. Instead of enslaving himself to forms, he explores and works with them. Although a figurative painter, he shows little concern for the effects of depth. For this happy adventurer, perspective is unobtrusive and theories remain in the abstract.

At La Galerie d'art Au P'tit Bonheur
Since 1999.

Robert Savignac

Provence, February 2003

Robert Savignac

May 2002

Robert Savignac

Robert Savignac

Provence, April 2003

Robert Savignac

Garden, Val David, June 2003

Robert Savignac

Provence, August 2003

Robert Savignac

Provence, September 2003

Robert Savignac

December 1997

Robert Savignac

August 1996

Partial Archives
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Robert Savignac - Le gîte du passant

Robert Savignac - Le gîte du passant
40" x 30", 2013
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Robert Savignac - Coup d’oeil

Robert Savignac - Coup d’oeil
18" x 36", 2016
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Robert Savignac - Fruiterie de quartier

Robert Savignac - Fruiterie de quartier
30" x 30", 2020
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Robert Savignac - Le journal d’hier

Robert Savignac - Le journal d’hier
48" x 28", 2002
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Robert Savignac - Table champêtre

Robert Savignac - Table champêtre
42" x 28", 2013
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Robert Savignac - Soleil

Robert Savignac - Soleil
30" x 30", 2019
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Robert Savignac - La première chute de neige

Robert Savignac - La première chute de neige
20" x 16", 2020
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Robert Savignac - Marchand de bonheur

Robert Savignac - Marchand de bonheur
36" x 30", 2019
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Robert Savignac - Au chant des cigales

Robert Savignac - Au chant des cigales
48" x 28", 2003
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Robert Savignac - Fleurs de ville

Robert Savignac - Fleurs de ville
30" x 36", 2020
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Robert Savignac - Journée d’été

Robert Savignac - Journée d’été
18" x 36", 2017
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Robert Savignac - Vue sur le port

Robert Savignac - Vue sur le port
36" x 24", 2017
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Robert Savignac - Vivre à Outremont

Robert Savignac - Vivre à Outremont
48" x 30", 2011
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Robert Savignac - Brise d’été

Robert Savignac - Brise d’été
36" x 24", 2019
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Robert Savignac - Ombre et lumière

Robert Savignac - Ombre et lumière
24" x 20", 2018
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