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DANSEREAU, Madeleine (Maranda)

Born
Montreal, Québec, 1922
Died
Montreal, Québec, 1991
Biography synopsis
Madeleine Danserau (Maranda-Dansereau) was the first female jeweler in Quebec. She studied in the workshop of the Swiss jewelry maker Philippe Vauthier Montreal from 1959 to 1965. In 1973, along with Armand Brochard she founded the first "École de joaillerie et de métaux d'Art" in Montreal. After having participated in numerous craft exhibitions in Quebec and Ontario, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts held a solo exhibition of her work in June 1996. Her work is held in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts as well as the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull.
Media used
Jewellery making
Painting
Education
Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, 1938 - 1941
Private study, 1959 - 1965 (under Atelier Philippe Vauthier)
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), ? - 1972
Memberships
Canadian Crafts Council
Canadian Handicrafts Guild
Corporation des métiers d'art
Canadian Society of Decorative Arts
Society of North American Goldsmiths
File & Archive locations
University of Calgary Library, AB
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
1974 Craft Awards/1974 Concours de métiers d'art. Ottawa: Canada- Conseil National de l'Esthétique Industrielle, 1974.
Art Magazine 11.45-48 (1979).
Artscanada 32.196-203 (1975): 104.
Goldsmith Journal 5.22-27 (1979): 82.
Metalsmith 6-7 (1986): 50.
"Des bijoux bien de chez nous." La Presse (Montreal) 8 nov. 1972: E-2.
"Her own Show." Gazette (Montreal) 7 Nov. 1972: 13.
"Lévesque remet les premiers insignes de l'Ordre du Québec." La Presse (Montreal) 27 Jun. 1985: A-9.
"Madeleine Dansereau et Armand Brochard à New York." La Presse (Montreal) 19 Nov. 1982: B-1.
Abbott, Louise. "At Saidye Bronfman Center: 'Extension' Shows a Developing Art." Gazette (Montreal) 18 Jul. 1981: 93.
Barros, Anne. Ornament and Object: Canadian jewellery and Metal Art. Toronto: Boston Mills Press, 1997.
Brosseau, Cécile. "Madeleine Dansereau, orfèvre et joaillier. Des mains pleines de souplesse et d'imagination." La Presse (Montreal) 7 fev. 1976: F-1.
Brosseau, Cécile. "Vers une tradition en joaillerie." La Presse (Montreal) 15 Oct. 1979: C-1.
Conseil des Métiers d'art du Québec. Éloge de la joaillerie d'art au Québec de 1930 à nos jours. Montreal: 1998.
Dansereau, Mireille. Entre moi et elle. Montreal: outremont ciné-plurielles, 1992: 32 min.
http://femfilm.ca/film_search.php?film=dansereau-entre&lang=f.
Del Mano Gallery. "Madeleine Dansereau." Signatures Montréal, Exhibition 1984. Los Angeles: 21 Jul. - 25 Aug. 1984.
Gordon, E. "Jewelry Creation a Precise Craft." Gazette (Montreal) 27 May 1975: 18.
Labsade, Françoise. Le Québec, un pays, une culture. Montreal: Boréal, 2001.
Le Cours, Rudy. "Les premiers titulaires de l'Ordre du Québec." La Presse (Montreal) 26 jun. 1985: B-1.
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal. "The Art of Madeleine Dansereau." Collage (Montreal) May-Jun. 1996: 13.
Robert, Guy. L'Art au Québec depuis 1940. Montreal: La Presse, 1973.
Roy, Monique. "Entre ma mère et moi : la mort qui les a séparées inspire à Mireille Dansereau un film bouleversant." Châtelaine 1 Mar. 1993.

Writings by
Maranda-Dansereau, Madeleine. Pour un nouveau paradigme du bijou. Montreal: Université du Québec à Montréal, 1984.

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