Born in Montreal, Quebec at 2:37AM on October 26, 1959, in the midst of a cold war and on the eve of a cultural revolution, Pol Turgeon early on acquired a charming habit of walking backwards. Seeing the turbulence of the world from this perspective enamored him to the artistic life. As a young boy he was precociously obsessed with drawing and creating paper sculptures. It wasn't until after a design and illustration scholarship sent him to the University of Concordia in Montreal and a stint at the School of Visual Arts in New York that Turgeon decided upon a career in illustration. After ten years of research and experimentation with different techniques and mediums, the iconoclastic images that would become Turgeon’s signature took form.
Abstract, Collage, Whimsical
Humor, Animals, Book Covers, Botanical, Corporate, Fantasy, Food, Health, Historical, Industrial, Mystery, Nature, People, Agriculture, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Edgy, Environmental, Financial