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AUCLAIR, Jeanne

Born
Montréal, Québec, 1924
Biography synopsis
Jeanne Auclair (Mme Jeanne Courtemanche-Auclair) studied at the "École Supérieure Ste-Croix" from 1939 to 1942, and then at the "École des beaux-arts de Montréal" from 1942 to 1947. Throughout these years she studied with Stanley Cosgrove and Alfred Pellan among others. Towards the end of the 1950s she developed an interest in mosaics; in 1956, she undertook research in Mexico where she studied antique and contemporary mosaics. On her return to Quebec, she was an apprentice of André Vau (Montréal). In 1961 she was the recipient of the first prize by the "Association professionnelle des artisans du Québec (APAQ)". In 1969-70, she took up tapestry work. Her most noteworthy tapestries are found in Saint-Damien of Brandon Church, the Montreal Seminary, and the Mount Royal Hotel in Montreal. Besides this extensive body of works, she is also recognized for the production of the well-known puppets "Pépinot et Capucine" commissioned by the French CBC television network. Throughout her career, she participated in numerous group exhibitions as well as solo shows, including a recent exhibition at the "Musée des maîtres et artisans" in Québec City in 2008. Her work is held in a number of public and private collections in Canada, the United States, Europe, South Africa and Saudi Arabia.
Media used
Mosaic
Painting
Textiles
Education
Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, 1942 - 1947 (under Alfred Pellan and Stanley Cosgrove)
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, 1982 - ? (under Daniel Graffin (perfectionnement en tapisserie))
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), 1982 - 1984
Centre des arts Saidye Bronfman, 1988 - 1989 (under Seymour Segal and Juan Schneider (painting))
Centre des arts Saidye Bronfman, 1994 (under Rusdi Genest (sculpture))
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), 1997 (under Caroline Bessette (sculpture et installation))
Centre des arts Saidye Bronfman, 2001 - 2002 (under Talleen Hacikyan (gravure))
Private study, 1962 - 1963
Private study, 1957 (under Andre Vau (mosaic))
Private study, 1956
Private study, 2003 - 2004 (under Atelier de gravure et d'estampes Evelyn Dufour (Montreal))
Memberships
Association pour les créateurs artisans du Québec, 2009
File & Archive locations
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
Artothèque 2009
http://www.artotheque.ca/artistes/auclair.
Site personnel de l'artiste 2010
http://www.jeanneauclair.com.
"La murale m'a toujours intéressée." La Presse (Montreal) 6 Nov. 1981: B-1.
Arbec, Jules. "Les tapisseries du couple Auclair: un bain de printemps." Le Devoir (Montreal) 12 May 1973: 21.
Bernatchez, Raymond. "Design québécois en Arabie saoudite." La Presse (Montreal) 7 May 1992: D-1.
Dubuc, Madeleine. "La visite au Château." La Presse (Montreal) 18 Dec. 1986: D-2.
Lamy, Suzanne et Laurent. La Renaissance des métiers d'art au Canada français. Montréal: Québec- Ministère des Affaires culturelles, 1967.
Leblanc, Madeleine. "Profession: artiste." La Presse (Montreal) 16 Sep. 2006: MON TOIT- 8.
Leblanc, Madeleine. "Quand l'art vous accueille chez vous." La Presse (Montreal) 16 Sep. 2006: MON TOIT- 7.
Lemerlus, Céline. Jeanne Auclair, artiste et artisane. Montreal: Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec, 19 Jun.- 7 Sep. 2008.
Pinard, Guy. "Têtes d'affiche." La Presse (Montreal) 12 May 1988: A-7.
Robert, Guy. L'Art au Québec depuis 1940. Montreal: La Presse, 1973.
Simard, Cyril. Artisanat Québécois Montreal: Les Editions de l'Homme, 1975.

Writings by
Auclair Jeanne (collaborator). Viens vers le Père : initiation chrétienne des enfants de 6-7 ans : première année : livre de l'enfant. Montreal: Fides, 1967?.
Auclair Jeanne (collaborator). Viens vers le Père : initiation chrétienne des enfants de 6-7 ans : première année : livre de l'enfant. Montreal: Fides, 1967?.
Auclair, Jeanne (collaborator). Célébrons ses merveilles : initiation chrétienne des enfants de 7-8 ans : deuxième année : livre de l'enfant. Montreal: Éditions Pedagogia, 1965.

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