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Canadian Prime Minister and Nobel Laureate, Mike Pearson, dedicated this portrait taken by Gabriel Desmarais reputable Montreal studio on Sainte-Catherine Street in Montreal, founded in 1945. Desmarais’s high-contrast black and white photos are reminiscent of Studio Harcourt and he attracted an international clientelle living in California, Monaco, and Montreal. He accumulated a catalogue of 150,000 photos and negatives, his archives are kept at the Library of Quebec.

Gabriel Desmarais

Date: 1956

Medium: Photograph

Dimensions: 13 3/4″ x 16 1/2″ (framed)