Horace Champagne

Canadian [b. 1937]

Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of Canada, Pastel Society of Eastern Canada

Montreal-born Horace Champagne is the grandson of noted historical artist Charles Ernest de Belle. Champagne trained in fine art, graphic art, and design at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts (Montreal) and the Ottawa School of Art. He additionally attended workshops in the United States, with Charles Movalli in Massachusetts, and Daniel Green in New York. After building a successful career in commercial art and advertising, in 1980 (at the ago of 42), the artist began to devote himself full-time to his art, with exhibits across the country. 

His love of the outdoors and fly fishing inspired many sketching strips to the lakes and streams of Northern Quebec and Ontario. Champagne also made regular trips to the Rocky Mountains and Newfoundland, as well and undertaking travels to Europe and the Northeastern United States. While Horace Champagne has worked with many media during his decades long career, it is his work in dry pastels for which he is best known. These impressive works are notable for their mastery of light, capturing the nuance of the season, time or day, or mood. Champagne’s subjects include landscapes, street scenes of Montreal and Old Quebec, and still lifes.

Horace Champagne resides in Sainte-Petronille, on Ile d’Orleans, Quebec, and continues to be active in a studio that he describes as being “surrounded by ancient birch, fields and farms, and the beauty of Old Quebec City, with crisp cold deep winters”.

Horace Champagne

A Few Notable Results from Hodgins Art Auctions from Horace Champagne

Horace Champagne

LAST RAYS OF SUN, MORAINE LAKE
pastel on paper
30 x 40 in.

Sold for $ 8,190 – September 2021

Horace Champagne

AN ARTIST’S DELIGHT (SALVAGE, NEWFOUNDLAND); 2002
pastel on paper
18 x 24 in.

Sold for $ 6,435 – May 2017

Horace Champagne

BRIDAL VEIL FALLS IN JUNE; 2009
pastel on paper
18 x 25.5 in.

Sold for $ 5,850 – November 2021

Horace Champagne

MARCH COLOURS, AFTER SUNSET (LES EBOULEMENTS P.Q.); 1988
pastel on paper
30 x 40 in.

Sold for $ 5,850 – November 2015

Horace Champagne

THE BEST WAY TO VISIT OLD QUEBEC; 212
pastel on paper
12 x 18 in.

Sold for $ 5,265 – November 2018

Horace Champagne

PETITE RUE STE. GENEVIEVE, COIN DE STE. URSULES, VIEUX QUEBEC; 1990
pastel on paper
21.5 x 29.5 in.

Sold for $ 4,972.50 – November 2021

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More Extensive Results from our Previous Auctions for Horace Champagne

1,320.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: Horace Champagne

Title: EARLY MORNING AFTER THE FIRST SNOWSTORM (ST-ANDRE ST. OFF MOUNT ROYAL, MONTREAL, P.Q.)

Date: 1984

Medium: pastel on paper

Dimensions: 12 x 15 in. (30.5 x 38.1 cm)

Notes:

signed lower right; signed, titled & dated on the artist’s certificate verso
Provenance: Galerie d’Art Vincent, Ottawa ON

800.00
Estimate:
1,000.00
 - 

LOT: 30

Auction: 2023 December | Hodgins Art Auctions

2,040.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: Horace Champagne

Title: VOILA...LE RESTAURANT PARMESAN (RUE ST-LOUIS, VIEUX QUEBEC)

Date: 2010

Medium: pastel on paper

Dimensions: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)

Notes:

signed lower left; signed, titled & dated on the artist’s certificate verso

800.00
Estimate:
1,000.00
 - 

LOT: 29

Auction: 2023 December | Hodgins Art Auctions

2,925.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: Horace Champagne

Title: HAPPY TIMES (MAPLE SYRUP SEASON, ILE D'ORLEANS, QUEBEC)

Date: 2011

Medium: pastel on paper

Dimensions: 15 x 20 in. (38.1 x 50.8 cm)

Notes:

signed lower right; signed, titled & dated on the artist’s certificate verso
Provenance: Masters Gallery, Calgary AB

2,000.00
Estimate:
2,500.00
 - 

LOT: 34

Auction: 2023 June | Hodgins Art Auctions

1,872.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: Horace Champagne

Title: TWILIGHT CROSSING TO QUEBEC CITY

Date: 1990

Medium: pastel on paper

Dimensions: 11.25 x 14.25 in. (28.6 x 36.2 cm)

Notes:

signed lower right; signed, titled & dated on the artist’s certificate verso

1,000.00
Estimate:
1,500.00
 - 

LOT: 84

Auction: 2023 June | Hodgins Art Auctions

2,760.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: Horace Champagne

Title: LE RUISSEAU JUREUX (MY INSPIRATION IS ALWAYS HAPPY HERE!)

Date: 2001

Medium: pastel on paper

Dimensions: 16 x 20 in.

2,500.00
Estimate:
3,500.00
 - 

LOT: 122

Auction: 2005 November

4,025.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: Horace Champagne

Title: RUE ST. URSULES, P. QUEBEC

Date: 1986

Medium: pastel on paper

Dimensions: 22 x 29 in.

Notes:

signed, titled & dated

3,000.00
Estimate:
4,000.00
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LOT: 15

Auction: 2006 May | Hodgins Art Auctions

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