Artist Max Jacquiard

Biography of
Max Jacquiard

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Max Jaquiard a resident of Coquitlam B.C., Canada, has become one of the most respected artists in Canada for his ability to capture in his paintings the visions of the steam trains of bygone days.  Since 1982 Jacquiard had exclusively been painting steam trains.  Looking at his work takes you back to a time when boys would watch in awe as these metal giants passed.  “It was steam trains when I was a kid, I loved to watch them.”

Jaquiard had a sizeable research library of printed materials, photos and slides of steam trains and the places they would have operated.  It is that attention to precise and accurate details that can be seen in his paintings.  The sensitivity to his subject and quiet passion infused into each work seemed to allow Max Jaquiard to breathe life into the canvases.  The images he created have captured the imaginations of steam buffs across Canada and the United States.  His paintings grace the walls of homes across North America.

Max was a celebrated steam train artist; his original works adorn the executive offices of Canadian railway executives, and there are hundreds of his collectors and fans across Canada. In 2006, he was inducted into the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame.

1934- 2022