Works on paper
Portraits of Price Brothers workers (1930-1960) This exhibition, inaugurated in 2012, tells the story of the thousands of employees who were the artisans of the pulp and paper empire in the mid-twentieth century. Jewel of the Canadian and Quebec economies of the time, the forestry industry not only utilized an incredible quantity of natural resources, but above all relied upon an army of unrelenting and dedicated workers. One day, senior management of Price Brothers launched a project to honour its outstanding employees. They established a program to produce and distribute pastel portraits by two artists, Kathleen Shackleton and Francesco Iacurto, who were commissioned to draw the portrait of workers having long and loyal service. This initiative, combining art and business, is the inspiration behind this colourful exhibition, which traces the past of thousands of men engaged in a demanding job. Work on Paper is meant to be a sensitive portrayal, reflecting positively on the fundamental values of the company. .