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LEFORT, Agnès

Naissance
Saint-Rémi, Quebec, 1891
Décès
?, 1973
Notice biographique
Marie Agnès Lefort studied at the Conseil des arts (Monument National) in Montreal with Joseph St. Charles, Charles Gill and Edmond Dyonnet where she won, in 1917, the yearly medal for drawing. She also studied portrait painting privately with Joseph St. Charles and she took studio and outdoor classes with J.Y. Johnstone. She traveled in France, Italy and England and in 1923 began to exhibit with the Art Association of Montreal and the Royal Canadian Academy. Her first solo was in 1935 at Eaton’s Art Gallery. She painted many scenes of the Lachine Canal, the Shawinigan area, and the streets of Montreal. Her work was included in “Canadian Art in Brazil" in 1944. Lefort did advertisement copy writing, gave radio talks on the history of art, and taught classes in her own studio. She exhibited at L’art français Gallery in Montreal and she taught at Miss Edgars and Miss Cramps school in Montreal. In 1950 she opened her own art gallery and retired from painting (Agnès Lefort Gallery, now Galérie Godard Lefort).
Médias
Drawing
Painting
Printmaking
Etudes
Conseil des arts & metiers, Montreal/Council of Arts & Manufactures (Sous la direction de Joseph St. Charles; Charles Gill; Edmond Dyonnet)
Private study (Sous la direction de Joseph St. Charles; J.Y. Johnstone)
Lieux de conservation des dossiers et archives
Archives de Radio Canada
London Public Library, ON
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, QC - Media Centre
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, QC
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
Hamilton Public Library, ON - Local History and Archives Department
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON
BIBLIOGRAPHIE

Documents sur l'artiste
"40 Local Painters Show in Exhibition." Gazette (Montreal) 4 Nov. 1936.
"A small nude by Agnès Lefort ..." Journal, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (Dec. 1935): 196.
"Agnes Lefort à L'art français." Clairon (Ste-Hyacinthe) December 9, 1949.
"Agnes Lefort et ses études." La Presse 26 Nov. 1949.
"Agnes Lefort, Peintresse - Animatrice d'avant-garde." Le Foyer (Montreal) 24 Sept. 1955.
"Art Gallery Owner Receives Summons in Statue Dispute." Gazette (Montreal) 7 Mar. 1951.
"Art Gallery Spring Show Juries Pick 119 Items From 1,400 Entries." Gazette (Montreal) 04 Mar. 1948.
"Art: Canadian Moderns At Fine Arts Museum." Gazette (Montreal) 8 Aug. 1953.
"Des oeuvres remarquables au salon du printemps." La Presse (Montreal) 5 Apr. 1924: 23.
"Femmes peintres canadiennes." Le Devoir (Montreal) 23 Mar. 1948: 6.
"La Vie Artistique: Le cinquante-cinquième Salon du Printemps." Le Jour (Montreal) 2 Apr. 1938: 3.
"Le Salon du Printemps." Le Canada (Montreal) 5 Apr. 1926.
"Les Aquarelles d' A.C. Leighton." La Presse (Montreal) 4 Apr. 1936.
"Meritorious Work At Spring Exhibit: Mural Paintings in R.C.A. Competition Part of Entries at Art Gallery." Gazette (Montreal) 28 Mar. 1924.
"Spring Exhibition Marked by Variety." Gazette (Montreal) 10 Mar. 1939.
"Spring Exhibition of Art Was Opened on Thursday." Montreal Star 17 Mar. 1933: 19.
"To Reveal the Structure of a Painting: The Frame." Canadian Art 13.1 (1955): 206-8.
Armstrong, Julian. "Curator Looks for Winners." Gazette (Montreal) 27 Jul. 1960.
Ayre, Robert. "Art Notes: Two Displays Attractive." Montreal Star 1 Aug. 1953.
Bertrand, Magdeleine. Les Femmes artistes du Québec de 1875 à 1925. Montreal: Université de Montréal, 1990.
Bourgogne, François. "Les arts du Québec évoluent." L'Autorité 29 Aug. 1953: 4.
Concordia Art Gallery. Montreal Women Artists of the 1950's/Les femmes artistes de Montréal des années 50. Montreal: Concordia Art Gallery, 1988.
Desjardins, Marie-Paule. Dictionnaire biographique des femmes célèbres et rémarquables de notre histoire. Montréal: Guérin, 2007.
Doyon, Charles. "La peinture feminine." Le Clairon (Sainte-Hyacinthe) ?.
Eaton Art Galleries. Exposition de Peintures, Agnes Lefort. Montreal: 1935.
Forster, Michael. "Speaking of Art - New Art Gallery Will Show Local Painters." Montreal Standard 4 Nov. 1950.
Galérie Agnès Lefort. Chronologie des expositions. Montreal: Galérie Agnès Lefort, 1996.
Gauvreau, Claude. Écrits sur l'art. Montreal: L'Hexagone, 1948.
H. P. B. "A New Departure by Agnès Lefort." Montreal Star 22 Nov. 1949.
Haworth, C. "Agnes Lefort Opened the Door to Let In Movement." Canadian Art 21 (May 1964): 124-6.
La Vergne, Joe. "Nos femmes artistes admirées à Québec." La Patrie (Montreal) 20 Mar. 1947: 13.
MacDonald, Colin S. The Dictionary of Canadian Artists. (Volumes 1-8 by Colin S. MacDonald, and volume 9 by Anne Newlands and Judith Parker) Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 2009
http://www.rcip-chin.gc.ca/application/aac-aic/description-about.app?lang=en.
Milliet, Sergio. "Peinture Canadienne." O Estado de Sao Paulo 14 Jan. 1945.
Murphy, Helen. "Speaking of Women." Herald (Montreal) 27 Jun. 1950.
Musée du Québec. Au féminin: choix d'oeuvres de la collection du Musée du Québec, 1920-1930. Québec: Musée du Québec, 1997.
Musée du Quebec. Catalogue: Exposition "Fémina", Sylvia Daoust, A.R.C.A., Simone Dénéchaud, Suzanne Duquet, Claire Fauteux, Agnès Lefort, G. Paige Pinneo, Marion Scott. Québec: Musée de la Province de Québec, 1947.
National Council of Women of Canada. Canadian Women Artists' Exhibition, Sponsored by Local Council of Women of Kitchener. Kitchener: Canadian Arts Council and Department of External Affairs, 1947.
National Council of Women of Canada. Canadian Women Artists, Sponsored by National Council of Women of Canada and National Council of Women of the U.S. New York: Riverside Museum, 1947.
National Council of Women of Canada. Femmes peintres canadiennes: Expositions présentée par le conseil national des femmes canadiennes. 1947.
Pfeiffer, Dorothy. "Women Artists' Work On View." Gazette (Montreal) 9 Apr. 1960.
Reynald. "Le 56e Salon de l'Académie." La Presse (Montreal) 25 Nov. 1935.
Soares, José Augusto de Macedo. "Peinture Canadienne." Correio da Manha 7 Dec. 1944.
St. G. P. "Canadian Artists Showing Work In Eaton's Fine Galleries." Gazette (Montreal) 6 Aug. 1938.

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Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, mars 27, 1924) "Meritorious Work at Spring Exhibit. Mural Paintings in R.C.A. Competition Part of Entries at Art Gallery."  Gazette (Montreal)  mars 28, 1924.  p.15.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, mars 27, 1924) "Des oeuvres remarquables au salon du printemps."  La Presse  avril 05, 1924.  p.23.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (, mars 27, 1924) "Des oeuvres remarquables au salon du printemps. Toiles intéressant par MM. Jongers, Maillard, Robinson, Cullen, Caron, Graham, Burgoyne, Mlles Rita Mount, Kathleen, Morris, etc. L'art de la gravure sur bois."  La Presse (Montreal)  avril 05, 1924.  p.23.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, novembre 19, 1931) Albert Laberge.  "Ouverture du salon de l'academie canadienne."  La Presse (Montreal)  novembre 20, 1931.  p.6.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, novembre 19, 1931) "Wide Range of Art In R.C.A. Exhibition."  Gazette (Montreal)  novembre 20, 1931.  p.10.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, mars 17, 1932) "Art Association's Spring Exhibition Is 49th of Series. Some Five Hundred Works Greet Invited Guests at Private View."  Gazette (Montreal)  mars 18, 1932.  p.6.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, mars 17, 1932) "Art Association Has Forty-Ninth Annual Spring Exhibition."  Montreal Star  mars 18, 1932.  p.7.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, mars 17, 1932) Henri Girard.  "Le salon du printemps."  Le Canada (Montreal)  mars 31, 1932.  p.5.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, mars 16, 1933) "50th Spring Show Opened to Public. Jury Shows Open Mind. From Over 1,000 Entries, 543 Works Representative of Various Schools Have Been Selected."  Gazette (Montreal)  mars 17, 1933.  p.6.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, mars 16, 1933) "Spring Exhibition of Art Association Was Opened on Thursday."  Montreal Star  mars 17, 1933.  p.19.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition.: (Montreal, novembre 21, 1935) Reynald.  "Le 56e Salon de l'Académie. A défaut de révéler des tendances neuves, le Salon garde une allure distinguée et une belle tenue d'ensemble. Plus de "bon ton" que de vitalité. Maints portraits."  La Presse (Montreal)  novembre 22, 1935.  p.19.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition.: (Montreal, novembre 21, 1935) "The Fifty-Sixth Exhibition of the Canadian Academy."  Montreal Star  novembre 22, 1935.  p.13.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition.: (Montreal, novembre 21, 1935) "Art Gallery Scene of R.C.A. Exhibition. Paintings and Other Works from Various Canadian Points Total 444. Much Good Portraiture."  Gazette (Montreal)  novembre 23, 1935.  p.19.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition.: (Montreal, novembre 21, 1935) H. Poynter Bell.  "The Fifty-Sixth Annual Exhibition of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts."  Royal Architectural Institute of Canada  décembre 1935.  pp.195-198, 202.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, mars 19, 1936) "Spring Exhibition on Generous Scale. Show at Art Gallery Opened Last Night Contains 621 Items."  Gazette (Montreal)  mars 20, 1936.  p.2.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, mars 19, 1936) "Annual Spring Exhibition at Art Association."  Montreal Star  mars 20, 1936.  p.8.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, mars 19, 1936) Reynald.  "Les aquarelles d'A.C. Leighton. Suprême hommage au Salon."  La Presse  avril 04, 1936.  p.45.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, mars 18, 1937) "Nearly 500 Works at Spring Exhibit. Art Association's 54th Annual Show Opens with Private Views. Judges Open-Minded."  Gazette (Montreal)  mars 19, 1937.  p.13,17.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, mars 18, 1937) "The Spring Exhibition of the Art Association."  Montreal Star  mars 19, 1937.  p.17.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, 1938) "Works in Art Exhibition Are of Unusual Merit. New Policy of Showing More Carefully Selected Pieces Followed by Association."  Montreal Star  mars 18, 1938.  p.17.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, 1938) "Art Association's Spring Exhibition. Portrait Studies Especially Good; Fewer Landscapes."  Standard (Montreal)  mars 19, 1938.  p.5.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, 1938) Henri Girard.  "La Salon du Printemps."  Le Canada (Montreal)  mars 21, 1938.  p.2.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (, novembre 18, 1938) Graham McInnes.  "But They Have Nice Frames!"  Toronto Saturday Night  novembre 26, 1938.  p.22.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, 1939) Henri Girard..  "La vie artistique. Le salon du printemps."  Le Canada (Montreal)  mars 15, 1939.  p.2.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (, novembre 16, 1939) Reynald.  "Le 60e Salon de l'Académie."  La Presse  novembre 17, 1939.  pp.9,16.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (, novembre 16, 1939) "Canadian Academy Opens Sixtieth Exhibition."  Montreal Star  novembre 17, 1939.  p.11.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (, novembre 16, 1939) "R.C.A. Exhibition Has Private View. Over 300 Works in Galleries of Art Association of Montreal. Standard Maintained."  Gazette (Montreal)  novembre 17, 1939.  p.5.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, mars 15, 1940) "Art Association Opens 57th Spring Exhibit. Notable Feature of Display Is Unusually Large Proportion Of Portraits or Portrait Studies."  Montreal Star  mars 21, 1940.  p.19.   Comptes rendus intégraux
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, mars 15, 1940) Lucien Desbiens.  "Le salon du printemps."  Le Devoir (Montreal)  avril 04, 1940.  p.4.   Comptes rendus intégraux

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