"Origin" oil on canvas by Jean-Philippe Dallaire. SODRAC

Jean-Philippe Dallaire : Flight of Fancy by Dorota Kozinska

Even in a nutshell, the art and life of Jean-Philippe Dallaire, cut short at the age of 49, reads like a rich tapestry. Born into a large family in Hull, Quebec, he studied art in Toronto, Montreal and Paris, yet was generally self-taught, too independent of spirit to associate with any particular group or adhere to one specific style.