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VERONIQUE, Soeur de la Passion (nee Virginie Dion)

Born
St. Roch de l'Achigan, Quebec, 1854
Died
Levis, Quebec, 1939
Biography synopsis
On entering the order of Precieux Sang in Saint Hyacinthe, the artistic talents of Soeur Veronique de la Passion were noted by the Abbe Charles de la Croix. She received instruction from the Mere Fondatrice and was also trained in theory and technique by the artist M. Joseph Thomas Rousseau. Her mural paintings, completed between 1886 and 1906, remain extant in the chapel of the Monastere du Precieux-Sang de Saint-Hyacinthe. In 1888, Soeur Veronique de la Passion was made an assistant to the artist Joseph-Thomas Rousseau who had received the commission; she completed eighteen of the murals in the the chapel of which six were representations of female saints. Her murals were copies of early Renaissance paintings.
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
"La chapelle du Précieux-Sang à Saint-Hyacinthe" Adoratrices du Précieux-Sang 2011
http://www.adoratricesps.net/application/content/patr_chappelle_texte.html.
"L’Archange Saint Michel." Adoratrices du Précieux-Sang 2012
http://www.adoratricesps.net/application/content/patr_obj_automne2004c.html.
A.. "Féte religieuse a Saint-Hyacinth." La Minerva (Montreal) 04 May 1888.
Anderson, Janice. Creating Room: Canadian Women Mural Painters and Rereadings of the Public and the Private. Montreal: Concordia University, 2002.
Harper, J. Russell. Early Painters and Engravers in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1970.
Karel, David. Dictionnaire des artistes de langue française en Amérique du Nord: peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs, graveurs, photographes et orfèvres. Quebec: Museé du Québec, 1992.
Petteys, Chris, et al. Dictionary of Women Artists: An International Dictionary of Women Artists Born Before 1900. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1985.

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