Hugh John Barrett is a Quebec Canadian painter he was born in 1935 and died on January 29, 2005 in Longueuil, near Montreal.
He studied at the École du meuble de Montréal (School of furniture – Arts and crafts) and then from 1951 to 1953 at the Montreal School of Art and Design with Arthur Lismer and Goodridge Roberts. He receives in 1960 a teaching certificate at the School of Fine Arts in Montreal.
After painting and teaching in the region of Montreal and Saguenay between 1960 and 1974, he decided to devote himself to his artistic career only.
He illustrates for Gilles Vigneault a collection of poems, “In white ink” and a children’s tale, “The four seasons of Piquot”.
He also produced a series of works of “Land Art” on Anticosti Island.