Thousands of paintings by Jean Dallaire, accursed painter, are this genius’ legacy. From the paper mills of Hull, the 20th century industrial city of his youth, to Paris, city of modern art, where he is imprisoned in a German Stalag, followed by a difficult post-war return to his ultimate sojourn in Vence, France. Finally, posthumous recognition of his genius, and the price of his paintings soars. So many events in the too-short life of this self-taught painter, and his passion for painting is evident in every one. Did this Hullois simply possess too much talent, or was he simply a messenger for the art that possessed him? On the eve of the 100th anniversary of his birth (2016), will the messenger finally find his place among the greats?