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Joseph Giunta, a Canadian Italian artist painter of Sicilian origin, was born in Montreal Canada in 1911. He studied at the Monument National, the Montreal School of Fine Arts, and at the art school of Edmond Dionnet. Giunta also studied abroad in such places as Boston, France and Italy.
J.Giunta was influenced successively by the great masters of the contemporary art period, by the impressionists and the Fauves, especially Paul Cézanne and Henri Matisse. In 1936, flanked by Marc-Aurèle Fortin, he presented his still life, street scene, floral art oil paintings and drawings at the Fine Arts Department of Maison Eaton. For a period that spanned over 30 years, between 1931 and 1963, his works were on exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Salon Printemps (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal), and the Canadian Hall of Fine Arts in Montreal , as well, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec purchased 8 original art oil paintings, which where landscape paintings of the Laurentians and areas around Montréal, and Québec.