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MONTIGNY-GIGUÈRE, E. Louise De

Born
La Prairie, 1878
Died
, 1969
Biography synopsis
E. Louise de Montigny studied drawing and painting at the Good Shepherd Convent in Montreal. From 1914 to 1917 she studied with W. Brymner. During these studies, she submitted pastel works to the Salon of the Art Association of Montreal in 1916. She later chose to study sculpture under Alfred Laliberté from 1919-1922 at the Conseil des Arts, Montreal and again returned to studies at the Ecole des Beaux arts de Montreal in 1924 and 1925. She submitted her sculptural work to the Salon of the Art Association of Montreal where she exhibited from 1921 to 1934; her work was also exhibited at the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts from 1920 to 1935. Her sculptures included portraits of politicians as well as religious works, and her paintings were mainly floral works.
Media used
Painting
Sculpture
Education
Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, 1924 - 1925
Conseil des arts & metiers, Montreal/Council of Arts & Manufactures, 1919 - 1921 (under Alfred Laliberté)
Art Association of Montreal, 1914 - 1917 (under William Brymner)
File & Archive locations
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
"Art Association 48th Spring Show High in Interest." Gazette (Montreal) 21 Mar. 1931.
"Au Salon de l'Académie Royale Canadienne." La Presse 12 Nov. 1925: S4.
"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 du Printemps." La Patrie 13 Apr. 1918.
"Exposition artistique à Montréal." La Presse (Montreal) 21 Mar. 1919: 21.
"Fewer Paintings, Higher Standards: Thirty-Eighth Annual Exhibition of Art Association of Montreal." Gazette (Montreal) 1 Apr. 1921.
"Fine Work Marks R.C.A. Exhibition." Gazette (Montreal) 20 Nov. 1925.
"High Standard Set by R.C.A. Pictures: Forty-Fourth Exhibition Opened With Private View Last Night." Gazette (Montreal) 17 Nov. 1922: 9.
"Intéressant vernissage à l'art Gallery" La Patrie (Montreal) 1 Apr. 1921: 2.
"L'art et les artistes: Ouverture de l'exposition de peintures et sculptures." La Presse 21 Mar. 1931.
"Le Salon du Printemps." La Patrie (Montreal) 26 Mar. 1928: 17.
"Le Salon du Printemps." Le Canada (Montreal) 5 Apr. 1926.
"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.
"Meritorious Work At Spring Exhibit: Mural Paintings in R.C.A. Competition Part of Entries at Art Gallery." Gazette (Montreal) 28 Mar. 1924.
"Mme E.-L. de Montigny-Giguère, sculpteur, compte d'ardentes admiratrices et à son insu sans doute, quelques ennemis." La Presse (Montreal) 30 Nov. 1936.
"Montreal Artists Well Represented: High Standard Set at Spring Exhibition of Art Association." Gazette (Montreal) 16 Mar. 1923: 6.
"Nos Sculpteurs au Salon." La Presse (Montreal) 17 Mar. 1933.
"Nouvelle visite au salon des artistes." La Presse (Montreal) 6 Apr. 1925: 27.
"Ouverture de l'exposition de peintures." La Presse (Montreal) 19 Nov. 1920: 29.
"Ouverture du Salon de l'Académie Royale." La Presse (Montreal) 20 Nov. 1925.
"Peinture et printemps à l'Art Association." La Patrie (Montreal) 7 Apr. 1945.
"Quelques héros de Louis Hémon en sculpture." La Presse (Montreal) 24 Mar. 1922.
"Spring Exhibition of Art Was Opened on Thursday." Montreal Star 17 Mar. 1933: 19.
"Travaux de Sculpture au Salon du Printemps." La Presse (Montreal) 31 Mar. 1924: 22.
"Un intéressant salon d'automne." Le Canada (Montreal) 23 Nov. 1929.
Amator. "Impressions: Sculpture." Le Devoir (Montreal) 9 Mar. 1923: 1.
Bertrand, Magdeleine. Les Femmes artistes du Québec de 1875 à 1925. Montreal: Université de Montréal, 1990.
Bourbonnais, Marie. "Une femme admirable qui a tous les dons, surtout celui de savoir vivre." La Presse (Montreal) 26 Dec. 1961.
Cotret, J.-René de. "Les Travaux des élèves à l'école des beaux-arts." Le Canada (Montreal) 29 May 1929.
Desrosiers, Emmanuel M. "Les Artistes de chez nous: Madame E.-L. de Montigny-Giguère." Mon Magazine (Jan. 1931): 8-9.
Fournier, Thérèse. "Madame E. L. de Montigny-Giguère est née à Laprairie." Revue Populaire (Mar. 1936): 9.
Girard, Henri. "Le Salon du Printemps." La Revue Moderne (May 1929): 10.
J.C. "Chronique d'art." La Revue Populaire (Jun. 1929): 7-10.
Karel, David. Dictionnaire des artistes de langue française en Amérique du Nord: peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs, graveurs, photographes et orfèvres. Quebec: Museé du Québec, 1992.
Laberge, Albert. "Exposition de tableaux et de sculptures à la maison Eaton." La Presse (Montreal) 8 May 1929.
Laberge, Albert. "Le Salon du printemps est le moins important jamais vu içi." La Presse (Montreal) 29 Mar. 1926: 27.
Laberge, Albert. "Les Sculpteurs Fort en Evidence au Salon." La Presse (Montreal) 4 Apr. 1923.
Laberge, Albert. "Nouvelle visite au salon des peintres Canadiens." La Presse (Montreal) 28 Mar. 1929: 16.
Laberge, Albert. "Ouverture officielle du Salon des artistes canadiens." La Presse 23 Mar. 1928: 15.
Laliberté, Alfred. Les Artistes de mon temps. Montreal: Le Boréal, 1986.
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
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McMann, Evelyn de Rostaing. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Formerly Art Association of Montreal: Spring Exhibitions, 1880-1970. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988.
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.
Morgan-Powell, S. "Museums - A Spring Exhibition." Montreal Star 22 Mar. 1929.
Morgan-Powell, S. "Spring Exhibition At Art Gallery Is An Indifferent Show." Montreal Star 7 Apr. 1926: 6.
Morin, Leo-Pol. "Le Salon du Printemps à la 'Art Association'." La Patrie (Montreal) 28 Mar. 1928.
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Reynald. "Le 50e salon du printemps." La Presse (Montreal) 17 Mar. 1933.
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Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 24, 1916) "Younger Artists Well Represented. Some Leading Exhibitors Are Absent from Thirty-Third Spring Exhibition."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 24, 1916.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 22, 1917) "No Freak Pictures at Spring Show. Big Exhibition at Art Gallery but Works Small in Size. An Added Attraction: French War Posters, Medals and Souvenirs on View to Aid Red Cross Work."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 23, 1917.  p.13.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 04, 1918) "Spring Exhibition at Art Gallery. Returned Soldier Exhibits Two Works Sketched at the Front."  Gazette (Montreal)  April 05, 1918.  p.5.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 20, 1919) "Exposition artistique a Montreal. Ouverture du Salon des peintres et des sculpteurs a la Art Association."  La Presse  March 21, 1919.  p.21.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 25, 1920) "Artist's Efforts Reach High Level."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 26, 1920.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 18, 1920) "Le salon d'automne."  Le Devoir (Montreal)  November 19, 1920.  p.5.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 18, 1920) "Ouverture de l'exposition de peintures. Nos artistes s'affirment comme de vigoureux et hardis coloristes."  La Presse (Montreal)  November 19, 1920.  p.24.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 18, 1920) "Art of Canadians Well Represented."  Gazette (Montreal)  November 19, 1920.  p.9.   Full-text pdf
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
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) 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, April 26, 1925) "Art Association's Spring Exhibition."  Gazette (Montreal)  April 03, 1925.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 26, 1925) "L'art et les artists. Nouvelle visite au salon des artistes. De gracieuses sculptures."  La Presse  April 06, 1925.  p.13.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 19, 1925) Paul Saint-Yves.  "L'actualité. Le vernissage à  la galerie des arts."  Le Devoir (Montreal)  November 20, 1925.  p.1.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 19, 1925) "Ouverture du salon de l'Academie Royale."  La Presse (Montreal)  November 20, 1925.  p.7.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 19, 1925) "Fine Work Marks R.C.A. Exhibition. New Schools Offer Contrast to Solidly-Based Qualities of Older and Established Painters."  Gazette (Montreal)  November 20, 1925.  p.10.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 19, 1925) "Au Salon de l'Académie Royale Canadienne."  La Presse (Montreal)  November 21, 1925.  p.54.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 26, 1926) "Private View Held at Art Exhibition. Committee of Selection Had to Perform Obviously Difficult Task. Many Omissions Noted."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 29, 1926.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 26, 1926) Albert Laberge.  "L'art et les artistes. Le Salon du printemps est le moins important jamais vu ici. Une mediocre exposition."  La Presse  March 29, 1926.  p.21.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 26, 1926) J. René de Cotret.  "Le salon de printemps. Un grand nombre d'oeuvres qui méritent l'attention sont actuellent en exposition à la Galerie des Arts."  Le Canada  April 05, 1926.  p.?.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 26, 1926) S. Morgan-Powell.  "Spring Exhibition at Art Galleries Is an Indifferent Show."  Montreal Star  April 07, 1926.  p.6.   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.  "Ouverture officielle du salon des artistes canadiens. Aux salles de la Art Association."  La Presse  March 23, 1928.  p.15.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1929) S. Morgan-Powell.  "The Spring Exhibition."  Star (Montreal)  March 22, 1929.  p.8.   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
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 21, 1929) "Un interessant salon d'automne. C'est celui de l'Académie Royale qui se tient à la Gallerie des Arts, rue Sherbrooke."  Le Canada (Montreal)  November 23, 1929.  p.4.   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
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) "Landscapes, Portraits, Water Colors, Sculpture, Viewed at Exhibition of Royal Canadian Academy."  Montreal Star  November 25, 1931.  p.11.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 17, 1932) "Art Association's Spring Exhibition Is 49th of Series. Some Five Hundred Works Greet Invited Guests at Private View."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 18, 1932.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 17, 1932) "Art Association Has Forty-Ninth Annual Spring Exhibition."  Montreal Star  March 18, 1932.  p.7.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 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)  March 17, 1933.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 16, 1933) Reynald.  "Le 50e salon du printemps. L'exposition la plus nombreuse et la plus diverse jamais réunie. Lentes orientations vers le colorisme. La part des femmes. Les Canadiens-français."  La Presse  March 17, 1933.  p.8.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 16, 1933) "Spring Exhibition of Art Association Was Opened on Thursday."  Montreal Star  March 17, 1933.  p.19.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 15, 1934) Reynald.  "Le 51e salon de printemps. Morte-saison pour les nôtres."  La Presse (Montreal)  April 20, 1934.  p.29.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 15, 1934) "Art Association Spring Show Opens. Private View Inaugurates Exhibition Containing Over Five Hundred Works."  Gazette (Montreal)  April 20, 1934.  p.17.   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) Lucien Desbiens.  "Le salon du printemps 1935."  Le Devoir (Montreal)  March 29, 1935.  p.3.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition.: (Montreal, November 21, 1935) "The Fifty-Sixth Exhibition of the Canadian Academy."  Montreal Star  November 22, 1935.  p.13.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition.: (Montreal, November 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)  November 23, 1935.  p.19.   Full-text pdf
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 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

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