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NOLIN, Alice

Born
Sorel, Québec, 1896
Died
Montréal, Québec, 1967
Biography synopsis
Alice Nolin produced most of her work in Montreal and was best known for her busts of Alfred Laliberté, M. Édouard Montpetit and Sir William Logan. She was also known for her 1930 bronze medallion at the tomb of the famous politician Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine which is still located in Côtes des Neiges cemetery, Montreal. Early in her career, she studied painting with William Brymner and later with Charles Maillard, E. Fougerat and Alfred Laliberté at l'École des beaux-arts in Montreal. At the Monument National, Nolin worked in sculpture under Alfred Laliberté; he was Nolin's most influential teacher as he encouraged her to pursue her talent in sculpture. In 1924, she won the Minister's Prize for sculpture at the first student exhibition given by l'École des beaux-arts. She also exhibited frequently, at the Royal Academy in 1922, 1924 and 1931 and at the Exhibition of the Art Association of Montreal in 1921-1935. She taught c.1936-1946 at l'École des Arts et Métiers au Monument National. Being from a well-to-do family (her father was a dentist), she had the funds to travel frequently throughout Europe. She maintained a studio workshop at 2200 rue St. Denis, Montreal.
Media used
Sculpture
Education
Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montreal
Académie Colarossi, Paris, 1924 (under Charles Maillard, E. Fougerat and Alfred Laliberté)
Monument National, Montreal (under Alfred Laliberté)
Art Association of Montreal (under William Brymner)
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
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
"A Final Glance Around the Art Exhibition Here." Daily Star (Montreal) 12 Apr. 1922: 6.
"A la proclamation des prix de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts." La Patrie (Montreal) 27 May 1925.
"Art Association 48th Spring Show High in Interest." Gazette (Montreal) 21 Mar. 1931.
"Au Salon des artistes canadiennes à la Art Association." La Presse (Montreal) 1 Apr. 1924: 24.
"Au Salon des Artistes canadiens à la Art Association." La Presse (Montreal) 22 Mar. 1929.
"Au Salon des artistes canadiens à la Art Association." La Presse (Montreal) 21 Mar. 1931.
"Au salon du printemps 1927." Le Canada (Montreal) 2 Apr. 1927.
"Brillante fête artistique à l'école des beaux-arts." Le Canada (Montreal) 24 May 1924: 10.
"C'est au sortir de l'école que l'élève vraiment doué doit chercher et trouver sa voie: un dûr métier." La Presse (Montreal) 27 Apr. 1929.
"Duchess to Unveil U of M Memorial." Gazette (Montreal) 3 Sept. 1954.
"Exposition de peintures par nos artistes." La Presse (Montreal) 1 Apr. 1921: 7.
"High Standard Set by R.C.A. Pictures: Forty-Fourth Exhibition Opened With Private View Last Night." Gazette (Montreal) 17 Nov. 1922: 9.
"L'art et les artistes: Ouverture de l'exposition de peintures et sculptures." La Presse 21 Mar. 1931.
"L'exposition à l'école des beaux-arts était inaugurée hier soir, avec grand éclat." La Patrie (Montreal) 30 May 1932.
"La vie artistique: Le Salon du Printemps." Le Canada (Montreal) 27 Mar. 1931: 1.
"Le 56e Salon de l'Académie." La Presse (Montreal) 25 Nov. 1935.
"Le Salon du Printemps." La Patrie (Montreal) 26 Mar. 1928: 17.
"Le Salon du printemps." Le Devoir (Montreal) 1 Apr. 1921: 8.
"Le Vernissage du printemps à la Galérie des Arts." La Patrie (Montreal) 16 Mar. 1923: 15.
"Les Expositions: Le Salon du printemps 1930." Le Devoir (Montreal) 31 Mar. 1930: 1.
"Les oeuvres de nos artistes au Salon du printemps, à la Art Association." La Presse (Montreal) 25 Mar. 1927.
"Meritorious Work At Spring Exhibit: Mural Paintings in R.C.A. Competition Part of Entries at Art Gallery." Gazette (Montreal) 28 Mar. 1924.
"Mlle Camille Bernard..." La Presse (Montreal) 5 Apr. 1941: 11.
"Montreal Artists Well Represented: High Standard Set at Spring Exhibition of Art Association." Gazette (Montreal) 16 Mar. 1923: 6.
"Open Exhibition at Arts School." Gazette (Montreal) 24 May 1924.
"Plaque commémorative à Jeanne Mance." La Presse (Montreal) 20 Jun. 1942.
"School of Fine Arts is Opened: Provincial Sec'y, French Consul-General and Others Give Awards." Montreal Daily Star 24 May 1924.
"Sculpture and Prints at the Art Gallery." Star (Montreal) (?) Mar. 1935.
"Spring Exhibition at Art Galleries: Younger Men and Women Encouraged by Jury of Selection." Gazette (Montreal) 23 Mar. 1928: 8.
"Spring Exhibition at Art Gallery is Along Normal Lines." Montreal Star 21 Mar. 1923: 1-2.
"Théâtre des Petits." Le Canada (Montreal) 30 Apr. 1949.
"Travaux de Sculpture au Salon du Printemps." La Presse (Montreal) 31 Mar. 1924: 22.
Amator. "Impressions: Sculpture." Le Devoir (Montreal) 9 Mar. 1923: 1.
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E. D. "Exposition des oeuvres antiques de nos articles quebecois, chez Eaton." La Presse (Montreal) 8 May 1929.
Fournier, Thérèse. "Mademoiselle Alice Nolin est Soreloise..." Revue Populaire (Mar. 1936): 9.
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Laberge, Albert. "Appréciation des oeuvres de quelques-uns de nos peintres." La Presse (Montreal) 28 Mar. 1928.
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Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 01, 1921) "Exposition de peintures par nos artistes. Quantité de toiles remarquables et fort intéressantes exposées au salon."  La Presse (Montreal)  April 01, 1921.  p.7.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 01, 1921) "Fewer Paintings, Higher Standards. Thirty-Eighth Annual Exhibition of Art Association of Montreal. Private View Last Night."  Gazette (Montreal)  April 01, 1921.  p.11.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 01, 1921) "Le salon du printemps."  Le Devoir (Montreal)  April 01, 1921.  p.8.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1922) "Exhibits Drawn From Wide Area. Growing Importance of Spring Art Exhibition More Generally Recognized."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 21, 1922.  p.5.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1922) "Quelques heros de Louis Hemon en sculpture. Maria Chapdelaine, son père et sa mère figurent au Salon des Artistes. Oeuvres de Suzor Cote."  La Presse (Montreal)  March 24, 1922.  p.12.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1922) S. Morgan-Powell.  "A Final Glance Around the Art Exhibition Here. II."  Montreal Daily Star  April 12, 1922.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 16, 1922) "High Standard Set by R.C.A. Pictures. Forty-Fourth Exhibition Opened With Private View Last Night."  Gazette (Montreal)  November 17, 1922.  p.9.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 16, 1922) "Overture officielle du salon de peinture. Une série de paysages d'une extraordinaire puissance par un groupe de virtuoses qui s'attachent à  représenter la nature sauvage et primitive."  La Presse  November 17, 1922.  p.22.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 16, 1923) "Montreal Artists Well Represented. High Standard Set at Spring Exhibition of Art Association."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 16, 1923.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 16, 1923) S. Morgan-Powell.  "Spring Exhibition at Art Gallery is Along Normal Lines."  Montreal Star  March 21, 1923.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 16, 1923) Albert Laberge.  "L'art et les artistes. Les sculptures fort en evidence au salon. Poetiques allegories."  La Presse  April 04, 1923.  p.2.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 16, 1923) Amator.  "Impressions: Sculpture."  Le Devoir (Montreal)  April 09, 1923.  p.1.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 27, 1924) "Meritorious Work at Spring Exhibit. Mural Paintings in R.C.A. Competition Part of Entries at Art Gallery."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 28, 1924.  p.15.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (, March 27, 1924) "Travaux de sculpture au salon du printemps. Toute une série d'oeuvres remarquables par MM. H. Hébert, S. Côté, Laliberté, Mme de Montigny-Giguere, Mlles Nolin, Bouchard, etc. La section de peintures."  La Presse (Montreal)  March 31, 1924.  p.22.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (, March 27, 1924) "Au salôn des artistes canadiens à la Art Association."  La Presse (Montreal)  April 01, 1924.  p.24.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 24, 1927) Albert Laberge.  "Des oeuvres remarquables au Salon de nos peintres."  La Presse (Montreal)  March 25, 1927.  p.26.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 24, 1927) "Les oeuvres de nos artistes au Salon du Printemps, à la Art Association."  La Presse (Montreal)  March 25, 1927.  p.15.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 24, 1927) "Over 300 Exhibits in Spring Art Show. Forty-fourth Exhibition Opened with Private View Last Night. Will Close April 18. Landscapes and Marines Predominate - Some Prominent Artists and Several of Younger Group Unrepresented."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 25, 1927.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 24, 1927) "Au salon du printemps 1927."  Le Canada (Montreal)  April 02, 1927.  p.3.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 22, 1928) "Spring Exhibition at Art Galleries. Younger Men and Women Encouraged by Jury of Selection."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 23, 1928.  p.8.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 22, 1928) Albert Laberge.  "Appréciation des oeuvres de quelques-uns de nos peintures. Plusieurs toiles deja vendues."  La Presse (Montreal)  March 28, 1928.  p.9.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1929) "Spring Exhibition at Art Galleries. Jury Selection Sympathetic to Sincere and Normal Work - Promise Shown by New Exhibitors."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 22, 1929.  p.12.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1929) Albert Laberge.  "Ouverture officielle du salon des artistes canadiens. Appreciation de quelques oeuvres."  La Presse  March 22, 1929.  p.12.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1929) Henri Girard.  "Le salon du printemps."  La Revue Moderne  May 1929.  p.10.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1930) Albert Laberge.  "Ouverture du salon des artistes canadiens à la Art Association. Des peintures d'un riche coloris."  La Presse (Montreal)  March 22, 1930.  p.49.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1930) "Spring Exhibition Has Private View."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 22, 1930.  p.3.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1930) Lucien Desbiens.  "Les expositions. Le salon du printemps 1930."  Le Devoir (Montreal)  March 31, 1930.  p.1.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1930) Henri Girard.  "Le salon du printemps."  Revue Moderne  May 1930.  10.7: p.10.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 20, 1931) "Art Association 48th Spring Show High In Interest."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 21, 1931.  p.16.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 20, 1931) Albert Laberge.  "Ouverture de l'exposition de peintures et sculptures."  La Presse (Montreal)  March 21, 1931.  p.70.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 20, 1931) Henri Girard..  "La vie artistique. Le salon du printemps."  Le Canada (Montreal)  March 27, 1931.  p.1.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 19, 1931) Albert Laberge.  "Ouverture du salon de l'academie canadienne."  La Presse (Montreal)  November 20, 1931.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 19, 1931) "Wide Range of Art In R.C.A. Exhibition."  Gazette (Montreal)  November 20, 1931.  p.10.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 19, 1931) "Fine Work at Royal Academy. Best Balanced Show In Recent Years, Is Verdict."  Evening Free Press (London, Ontario)  November 21, 1931.  p.5.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1935) "Nearly 500 Works at Spring Exhibit. Variety in Show at Galleries of Art Association of Montreal. 1,080 Items Submitted. Judges Reveal Open Minds and 52nd Annual Contains Much to Meet Differing Tastes."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 22, 1935.  p.3.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1935) "Spring Exhibition of Art Association Opened on Thursday."  Montreal Star  March 22, 1935.  p.17.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1935) Lucien Desbiens.  "Le salon du printemps 1935."  Le Devoir (Montreal)  March 29, 1935.  p.3.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1935) "Sculpture and Prints at the Art Gallery."  Montreal Star  April 11, 1935.  p.26.   Full-text pdf

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