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GADBOIS, Louise Landry

Born
Montreal, Quebec, 1896
Died
Montreal, Quebec, 1985
Biography synopsis
Marie Marguerite Louise Gadbois studied with Edwin Holgate in Montreal (1932-1934) and later with John Lyman at the Art Association of Montreal. At the Art Association, she won the K.R. MacPherson Prize. After 1940, she was best known for her portraiture. In 1944 she exhibited with her daughter, Denyse Gadbois, at the Royal Victoria College and also in 1944 she had a joint exhibition with Philip Surrey. Her work is owned by the National Gallery of Canada and the Musée du Québec.
Media used
Painting
Education
Art Association of Montreal (under John Lyman)
Private study, 1932 - 1934 (under Edwin Holgate)
File & Archive locations
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
London Public Library, ON
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
Artexte Information Centre, QC - Documentation Centre
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
Canadian Museum of Civilization Archives, QC
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
Gazette (Montreal) 26 Feb. 1944.
Ottawa Journal 28 Dec. 1940.
Quebec Chronicle Telegraph 18 Nov. 1941.
" ... ? ... At Art Association." Gazette (Montreal) 5 Jan. 1946.
"Art: Canadian Moderns At Fine Arts Museum." Gazette (Montreal) 8 Aug. 1953.
"Aspects de la peinture canadienne au College St-Laurent; 50 tableaux." La Presse (Montreal) 8 Mar. 1953.
"C.A.C. Holding Exhibit At Dominion Gallery." Gazette (Montreal) 11 Nov. 1944.
"Coast to Coast in Art." Canadian Art 6.4 (1947): 178.
"Contemporary Arts Society." Canadian Art 2.2 (Dec. 1944).
"Femmes peintres canadiennes." Le Devoir (Montreal) 23 Mar. 1948: 6.
"Les vies tranquilles de Louise Gadbois." Parcours: L'informateur des Arts 8.3 (Autumn 1996).
"Montreal Painters Opening Show Here: Exhibit by Members of the Contemporary Arts Society In Morgan's Gallery." Gazette (Montreal) 29 Nov. 1941: 21.
"Refreshing Art Exhibition On View at Gallery." Ottawa Evening Journal 19 Dec. 1942.
Addison Gallery of American Art. Contemporary Painting in Canada. 1942.
Aitken, Kate. "Montreal Women's Art Chosen for NY Exhibit." Standard (Montreal) 29 Mar. 1947: 12.
Art Association of Montreal. Catalogue of the Fifty-Third Spring Exhibition, March 19th to April 12th, 1936. Montreal: The Bentley Printing House, 1936.
Ayre, Robert. "Art News and Reviews: Exhibition of 'Art of Our Day' By Contemporary Arts Society Found Haunting and Significant." Standard (Montreal) 12 Jul. 1940: 7.
Ayre, Robert. "Art Notes: Two Displays Attractive." Montreal Star 1 Aug. 1953.
Ayre, Robert. "Art of Our Day in Canada." Toronto Saturday Night (25 Jan. 1941): 25.
Ayre, Robert. "Canadian Group of Painters' Exhibition is Small but Good." Standard (Montreal) 14 Mar. 1942: 29.
Ayre, Robert. "The Canadian Group of Painters." Canadian Art 6.3 (Spring 1949): 98-102.
Bertrand, Magdeleine. Les Femmes artistes du Québec de 1875 à 1925. Montreal: Université de Montréal, 1990.
Bouchard, Mary S. "Mon Journal." Liaison 2.12 (Sept. 1948): 404-405.
Bourbeau, Géraldine. "Expositions." Liaisons 1.3 (Mar 1947): 170-171.
Bourbeau, Géraldine. "Louise Gadbois, Charles Daudelin, Pierre Normandeau." Liaison 3.3 (Mar. 1949): 171-172.
Brunet, Monique. Le souffle et la flamme : Marie-Alain Couturier au Canada et ses lettres à Louise Gadbois Quebec, Quebec: Septentrion, 2016.
Brunet-Weinmann, Monique. Simone Mary Bouchard et Louise Gadbois : l'art naïf dans la modernité Saint-Sauveur, Québec: M. Broquet, 2009.
Brunet-Weinmann, Monique. "Connaitre et reconnaitre Louise Gadbois." Vie des arts 25.100 (Autumn 1980): 23-25.
Canadian Group of Painters. Canadian Group of Painters, Exhibition 1942. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1942.
Centre Culturel Verdun Cultural Center. Louise Gadbois, Centre Culturel Verdun Cultural Center, 14 janvier to 31 janvier, 1969. 1969.
Concordia Art Gallery. Montreal Women Artists of the 1950's/Les femmes artistes de Montréal des années 50. Montreal: Concordia Art Gallery, 1988.
Contemporary Arts Society. Contemporary Arts Society: Drawings, Prints, Sculpture, December 1st to 31st, 1941. 1941.
Daniel, Pierre. "De Borduas à M. Bouchard." La Presse (Montreal) 14 Nov. 1942.
Daniel, Pierre. "Peintres canadiens." La Presse (Montreal) 14 Mar. 1942: 33.
Delisle, Jacques. "À la Dominion Gallery of Fine Arts." Le Devoir (Montreal) 21 Nov. 1944: 3.
Desjardins, Marie-Paule. Dictionnaire biographique des femmes célèbres et rémarquables de notre histoire. Montréal: Guérin, 2007.
Doyon, Charles. "C.A.S. (43)." Le Jour (Montreal) 27 Nov. 1943: 6.
Doyon, Charles. "La peinture feminine." Le Clairon (Sainte-Hyacinthe) ?.
Doyon, Charles. "Les Arts: les dessins de CAS." Le Jour (Montreal) 10 Jan. 1942: 7.
Flammarion. Louise Gadbois: Peintures. 1951.
Forster, Michael. "Canadian Sees Mexico In Show by R.Y. Wilson." Standard (Montreal) 21 Apr. 1951.
Gagnon, François. "Beauté des visages et des visions de chaos." La Presse (Montreal) 16 Nov. 1946.
Gagnon, François. "Toutes les tendances sont passées en revue." La Presse (Montreal) 7 Apr. 1949.
Galerie UQAM. Louise Gadbois: Rétrospective 1932-1982. 1983.
Gauvreau, Claude. "Révolution à la société d'art contemporain." Le Quartier Latin (Québec) 5 Dec. 1946: 5.
Girard, Henri. "Le Salon du Printemps." Le Canada (Montreal) 15 Mar. 1939: 2.
Hambleton, Josephine. "Artists in the French Tradition." Ottawa Citizen 27 Mar. 1948.
Hamel, Charles. "Les Arts: Grande variété de l'exposition de la S.A.C." Le Canada (Montreal) 21 Nov. 1946.
Heller, Jules and Nancy. North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century. New York: Garland, 1995.
Huot, Maurice. "La Société d'art contemporain." Le Canada (Montreal) 11 Nov. 1944.
Huot, Maurice. "Peintres féminins." La Patrie (Montreal) 6 Apr. 1949: 16.
Joyal, Paul. "Salon de la Société d'art contemporain." La Presse (Montreal) 13 Nov. 1943: 28.
Lecaisne, Jacques Plasse. "Louise Gadbois." Liaison 2.13 (Mar. 1948): 143-144.
Lyman, John. "Canadian Art Show in U.S. Is Best Yet Sent Abroad." Standard (Montreal) 24 Oct. 1942.
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.
Moura Sorbal, Louis de. "Élégance et délicatesse de Louise Gadbois." Vie des Arts 28.111 (Jun-Aug. 1983): 51.
Musée d'art contemporain. Portrait dans la peinture: Louise Gadbois 1936-1955. Montreal: Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère des Affaires culturelles, 1979.
Musée du Québec. Au féminin: choix d'oeuvres de la collection du Musée du Québec, 1920-1930. Québec: Musée du Québec, 1997.
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.
National Gallery of Canada. Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture: Canadian School. Ottawa: Trustees of the National Gallery of Canada, 1957.
Nixon, Virginia. "Gallery round-up: Humorous bronze sculptures and calm, alienated fantasy." Gazette (Montreal) 3 May 1975: 52.
Normand, Renée. "Ainsi parle le lecteur: La Société d'Arts Contemporains." Le Devoir (Montreal) 11 Feb. 1948: 5.
Panzeau, Marcel. "La vie artistique: Dessins." Le Canada (Montreal) 13 Dec. 1941: 2.
Reynald. "Nos aspirants au modernisme résolu: La Société d'Art Contemporain expose aux nouvelles galeries Frank Stevens." La Presse (Montreal) 23 Dec. 1939: 43.
Rochon, Paul. "L'Art vivant." La Patrie 13 Nov. 1944.
Roussan, Jacques. "Femmes peintres du Quebec." Perspectives 27 Apr. 1975.
Russell, Bruce. "Realism Features Contemporary Art Show: Exhibition Opens at Fine Arts Museum." Star (Montreal) 9 Dec. 1952.
St. Philip, Elizabeth. "Honouring a new history." The Link (Montreal) 26 Jan. 1988: 6.

Writings by
Gadbois, Louise. "Mary Bouchard: peintre." Liaisons 2.17 (Sept. 1948): 399-403.
Gadbois, Louise. "Rigueur." Liaison 1.2 (Feb. 1947): 119.

Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 19, 1936) "Spring Exhibition on Generous Scale. Show at Art Gallery Opened Last Night Contains 621 Items."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 20, 1936.  p.2.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 19, 1936) "Annual Spring Exhibition at Art Association."  Montreal Star  March 20, 1936.  p.8.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 18, 1937) "Nearly 500 Works at Spring Exhibit. Art Association's 54th Annual Show Opens with Private Views. Judges Open-Minded."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 19, 1937.  p.13,17.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 18, 1937) "The Spring Exhibition of the Art Association."  Montreal Star  March 19, 1937.  p.17.   Full-text pdf
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  March 18, 1938.  p.17.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, 1938) Henri Girard.  "La Salon du Printemps."  Le Canada (Montreal)  March 21, 1938.  p.2.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, 1939) Henri Girard..  "La vie artistique. Le salon du printemps."  Le Canada (Montreal)  March 15, 1939.  p.2.   Full-text pdf

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