Claude Alphonse Simard (July 9, 1943 – September 15, 2014) was a Canadian painter born in Quebec City.
Simard's works depicted garden scenes, landscapes, still lifes and the human figure in a bright and boldly colored manner.
- Graduated Ontario College of Art and Design 1966
- Apprenticeship British Motor Corporation, England, 1965
- Elected Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, 1981
- Founding member of Quebec Graphic Designers Society and author of Society's Code of Ethics
- Head of Design (Image and Store Design) La Maison Simons stores 1966-1973
- President Communikart Design Group 1973-1984
- Professor, University of Laval, 1984–2001
- Paintings on permanent exhibition in galleries across Canada.
- Over 60 silk screen prints editioned since 1975
- Card editions by Unicef, Hallmark, L'Imagerie, and Cartes Pôle Nord.
- Seven postage stamps for Canada Post.
- Major mural commissions for Parks Canada, Esso, City of Sainte-Foy
- Artist Garden (Jardin Bon Accueil) subject of several major articles and TV shows
35 solo exhibits since 1974, of which:
- Paris Show at L'Orangerie de Bagatelle 1991
- Montreal, Galerie Walter Klinkhoff, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2011
- Calgary, Masters Gallery, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2011, 2013
- Toronto, Roberts Gallery, 1998, 2014
- Québec City, Galerie Perreault, 2011
- « Claude A. Simard » written by André Juneau, Presses de L'U.L., 1991, 103p.
- « Jardins Passions » written by Claude A. Simard, 1999, 111p.
- « Inspiration » written by Claude A. Simard, 2011, 127p.