Fernand Labelle was born in Cornwall Ontario in 1934.He studied political science at the University of Ottawa and at the Sorbonne in Paris. He then studied teaching at the University of Montreal and the Institute of Education of Ontario.
His passion of painting increased while studying at the Sorbonne. At the age of 29, he left teaching, moved to Quebec and became a full time painter. He's had 150th exhibits in twenty countries, including Canada, the United States, France, Belgium, Germany, Autralia and the principality of Monaco.
In 1989, he became the first Canadian to exhibit his works at the Lower Hall of the Palais de la Berbie, Toulouse-Lautrec Museum in Albi in France.
His paintings are in more than a thousand public and private collections like those of banks or corporations deemed personalities academic, artistic or sporting distributed in several countries.