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DUMOUCHEL, Suzanne Beaudoin

Montreal, Quebec, 1920
Biography synopsis
Suzanne Beaudoin Dumouchel was the daughter of Lucienne Gaudreau, a musician, and Louis-Philippe Beaudoin, bookbinder and founder of the École des arts graphiques de Montréal. She studied at the Ecole des beaux arts de Montreal from 1939 to 1942 and later in Paris. In 1955 she travelled in France with her husband well-known printmaker Albert Dumouchel. In subsequent trips, she studied lithography in the Desjobert Ateliers and the technique of eaux-forte at the Leblanc Ateliers in Paris. She also studied serigraphy at the Perrault Ateliers in Montréal. During the 70s, she taught art at the CEGEP du Vieux Montreal and also participated in numerous international and local exhibitions. In 1975 she completed a M.A. in Art Education from Concordia University; her thesis entitled "La fondation des arts graphiques" covered the school her father had founded. In 2001, she had a solo exhibition entitled "de Cézanne à Suzanne" in Montréal.
Media used
File & Archive locations
Artexte Information Centre, QC - Documentation Centre
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, QC - Media Centre
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Toronto Reference Library, ON
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON

Writings about
"Arts visuels: L'art explore ... et s'expose." La Presse (Montreal) 3 May 1998: C12.
Bourassa, Andre-G. Surréalisme et littérature québécoise. ?: L'Etincelle, 1977.
Brunet-Weinmann, M. "Suzanne Dumouchel: L'apprentissage du moi." Vie des arts 24. 97 (Winter 1979-1980): 37-39.
Ostiguy, Jean-René. Modernism in Quebec Art, 1916-46. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1982.
Pinard, Guy. "Rendez-vous 92: La maison Joseph-David." La Presse (Montreal) 16 Feb. 1992: B7.
Prakash, A. K. Independent Spirit: Early Canadian Women's Art. Buffalo, New York: Firefly Books, 2008.
Swoboda, Victor. "Painter Shows her Roots: From Cezanne to Suzanne Reflects the Evolution of a Sensitive Artist." Gazette (Montreal) 12 May 2001: I2.

Writings by
Dumouchel, Suzanne Beaudoin. La Fondation des arts graphiques / The Foundation of the Graphic Art School in Canada. Montreal: Concordia University, 1976.
Dumouchel, Suzanne Beaudoin. La Premiere école d'arts graphiques en Amérique: Fondée par Louis-Philippe Beaudoin (1900-1967). Montreal: ?, 1979.

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