Born in Saint-Étienne-de-Lauzon near Quebec, Albert Rousseau is a Quebec painter of international reputation. He exhibited in Canada, the United-States and in Europe. He studied for 6 years at the École des beaux-arts de Québec starting at the age of 16.
Albert Rousseau built his own studio in Saint-Étienne-de-Lauzon and organized many events to help publicize established artists' work as well as emerging artists. Throughout his career, he sought to perfect his art, trying new textures, materials and techniques. He made paintings, watercolors, terracotta, and painted subjects like landscapes, still life, nudes and marines.
His exhibitions at his studio became more and more popular and thousands of people went each summer. Albert Rousseau painted luminous artwork, full of happiness and colours, until his death in 1982 at the age of 73.
Many of his paintings are now part of museum collections (Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and Musée des beaux-arts du Canada à Ottawa), at the Assemblée Nationale du Québec, and in many art galleries.