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DUQUET, Suzanne

Born
Montreal, Quebec, 1917
Biography synopsis
An active participant in the Montreal art scene, Suzanne Duquet studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Montreal (EBAM) from 1932-42, and subsequently taught at this institution for thirty-nine years (1943-82). She was also an instructor with the Commission scolaire catholique de Ville Mont-Royal from 1945-52, and gave Saturday courses for children at the EBAM. Unable to travel or to hire professional models, Duquet improvised: she regularly visited the collection of European art on display at the W. Scott and Sons' Gallery in Montreal, and asked her women friends to sit for her Fauve-inspired portraits. In addition to painting, Duquet organized conferences, wrote scripts for radio, illustrated books, and collaborated in the making of children's television shows for Radio-Canada. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts featured a retrospective of her work in 1977.
Media used
Book illustration
Drawing
Painting
Education
Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, 1932 - 1942 (under René Chicoine, Maurice Félix, Henri Charpentier and Charles Maillard)
File & Archive locations
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
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
Toronto Reference Library, ON
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
Université du Québec à Montréal
Artexte Information Centre, QC - Documentation Centre
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
Auger, Samuel. "Un art au féminin bien conjugué." Le Soleil (Quebec) 9 May 2009: A10.
Ayre, Robert. "Art Notes - The 67th Show: Varied Array is Presented." Montreal Daily Star 18 Mar. 1950.
Baele, Nancy. "Portrait of the artist as a lady." Ottawa Citizen 1 Nov. 1992: D1.
Benoit, Luc. "Suzanne Duquet: entre l'électronique et le chevalet / between electronics and the easel." Vie des arts 62 (Spring 1971): 36, 37.
Blanchette, Pierre and Céline Boucher. Suzanne Duquet : artiste, professeur, communicatrice, son implication sociale, chercheur Montreal: Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, École d'art, 1992.
Boutilier, Alicia & Tobi Bruce. The Artist Herself : Self-portraits by Canadian Historical Women Artists / L'artiste elle-même : autoportraits de femmes artistes au Canada. Kingston, ONT.: Agnes Etherinton Art Centre. Hamilton: Art Gallery Hamilton, 2015.
Daoust. "Exposition de peintures: 'Femmes peintres canadiennes'." Le Devoir (Montreal) 23 Mar. 1948: 6.
Delgado, Jerome. "Les Femmes dans l'histoire de l'art canadien." La Presse (Montreal) 15 Feb. 2004: 5.
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) ?.
Duquette, J. P. "Montréal: le cercle de la figuration." Vie des arts 21 (Spring 1977): 70.
L'Allier, Pierre. "Reportage - L'art au féminin au Québec: Femmes artistes du siècle adolescent." Continuité 63 (Winter 1995): 34-6.
La Vergne, Joe. "Nos femmes artistes admirées à Québec." La Patrie (Montreal) 20 Mar. 1947: 13.
Larue-Langlois, Jacques, and Charles Meunier. "Fini, le cénacle!" Maclean 8.10 (Oct. 1968): 20.
Lefebvre, Germain. Suzanne Duquet: volet figuratif 1939-1954. Montreal: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1977.
Lerner, Loren R. and Mary F. Williamson. Art and Architecture in Canada: A Bibliography and Guide to the Literature to 1981 Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1991.
Mavrikakis, Nicolas. "Edward Hillel / L'Ecole des femmes." Voir (Montreal) 18.4 29 Jan. 2004: 21.
Musée d'art de Joliette. L'école des femmes: 50 artistes canadiennes au musée. Joliette: Musée d'art de Joliette, 2003.
Musée du Québec. Au féminin: choix d'oeuvres de la collection du Musée du Québec, 1920-1930. Québec: Musée du Québec, 1997.
Musée du Québec. Catalogue exposition "Fémina," Sylvia Daoust, A.R.C.A., Simone Dénéchaud, Suzanne Duquet, Claire Fauteux, Agnes Lefort, G. Paige Pinneo, Marion Scott. Quebec: Musée du Québec, 1947.
Museu nacional de belas artes. Pintura Canadense Contemporarnea. Rio De Janeiro: Museu nacional de belas artes, 1944.
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. Femmes peintres canadiennes: Expositions présentée par le conseil national des femmes canadiennes. 1947.
Ostiguy, Jean-René. Modernism in Quebec Art, 1916-46. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1982.
Pageot, Edith-Anne. "Ambiguités de la réception critique de l'exposition 'Canadian Women Artists', Riverside Museum, New York, 1947." RACAR 27.1-2 (2000): 123-34.
Plamondon, Marius. "Chronique: Québec." Culture 8 (1947): 196.
Théberge, Pierre. Guido Molinari. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1976.
Thériault, Yvon. "Aline Piché-Wissell, peintre et verrier." Arts et pensée 17 (May-Jun. 1954): 153, 154.
Tippett, Maria. By a Lady. Toronto: Viking, 1992.
Toupin, Gilles. "D'une Exposition a l'autre." La Presse (Montreal) 22 Jan. 1977: D20.
Westbridge, Anthony R. The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction. Vancouver: Westbridge Publications, 2001.

Writings by
Direction des Musées; illustrated by Suzanne Duquet. Guide pour la conception architecturale des établissements muséologiques. Quebec: La Direction, 1979.
Gagon, Cécile; illustrated by Suzanne Duquet. Pourquoi les moutons frisent: un conte. Montreal: P. Tisseyre, 1982.
Hardy, Jacques; illustrated by Suzanne Duquet. Pareil pas pareil. Sillery, Quebec: Ovale, 1982.

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