Jacques Jourdain was born in Trois-Rivières. He went to the École des Beaux-Arts in Quebec where he graduated in 1956. Graduate in advertising, he will spend two years in Montreal, will make his debut at the Standard Paper Box, create the Viau boxes we all know and will engage in a work of modern miniaturist by drawing commercial labels for the manufactures of clothing, lipstick, etc.
When talking with Jacques Jourdain, one is immediately struck by his quality of good listener and by a ‘joie de vivre’ extremely stimulating. Graphic designer and painter, Jourdain strikes us with a constant: refinement.
He made himself known by his unique technique that he created to paint, namely the printing ink. It is a painting made of sensitivity and virtuosity. His palette is rich and subtle; yellows, ochres, cobalt blues, grays. He has an innate sense of light to render, colors that sing.
He was honored at the prestigious Cercle de la Garnison of Quebec in May 2008. The paintings of Jacques Jourdain travel around the world. He exhibited in several art galleries in Quebec, Canada and abroad. The city of Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges inaugurated on October 1, 2017 a showroom named after Jacques Jourdain.