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Montreal, 1890
, 1982
Biography synopsis
Marguerite De Montigny-Lafontaine (Madame George Lafontaine) initially studied to become a surgeon in the United States during World War I. She eventually abandoned medical studies, and in 1920 enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Montreal where she studied under a number of well-known teachers. She worked in sculpture, drawing and painting, exhibiting her work at the Art Association of Montreal from 1928 to 1936 and at the Salon of the Royal Academy from 1924 to 1935. She also taught between 1924-1940.
Media used
Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, 1920 - ? (under V. Barbin, E. Dyonnet,, M. Felix, R. Mahias, H. Charpentier, A. Laliberte, J.B. Lagace, A. Larue, M.A. de Foy Suzor-Cote)
File & Archive locations
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives

Writings about
"De Montigny-Lafontaine, Marguerite (1890-1982)." Historical Dictionary of Quebec Sculpture Montreal, Quebec: ESPACE art actuel magazine, 2014
"Une Artiste de grande mérite eleve de l'Ecole de Beaux Arts." La Presse. 28 fev. 1928.
Desrameaux, Réjane. Bonjour Madame: Interview with artist. Montreal, Quebec: Radio Canada, Fev. 15, 1961.
Karel, David. Dictionnaire des artistes de langue française en Amérique du Nord: peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs, graveurs, photographes et orfèvres. Quebec: Museé du Québec, 1992.
McMann, Evelyn de Rostaing. Royal Canadian Academy of Arts/Académie royale des arts du Canada: Exhibitions and Members 1880-1979. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1981.

Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
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, 1935) Lucien Desbiens.  "Le salon du printemps 1935."  Le Devoir (Montreal)  March 29, 1935.  p.3.   Full-text pdf

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