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St. Hermas, Quebec, 1927
Montreal, Quebec, 2018
Biography synopsis
Janine Leroux Guillaume is recognised as a Master Printer but also worked in other media including painting, collage and sculpture. She studied at the Ecole des beaux-arts du Montreal, and was also invited a number of times to attend residencies at the Atelier Lacouriere in Paris beginning in 1959. Along with with her husband, Pierre Guillaume, who was also a printmaker, she travelled extensively in Europe and the U.S. Leroux-Guillaume was also recognized for her teaching at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal and at the Universités du Québec à Montréal and Hull as well as the CEGEP du Vieux Montreal between 1965 and 1969. Although her early work was figurative, she later transitioned to abstraction and surrealism in her representations of nature. She was known for exploring and mastering new techniques in printmaking, including wood engraving as well as the complex technique "maniere noire" (dark matter). She associated with the well-known Automatist artists; however, she never became a member of this or any group. Her work has been exhibited in different parts of Europe and is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec among others. Janine Leroux-Guillaume passed away the day after the opening of a retrospective exhibition of her work.
Media used
Artists' books
Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, 1949 - ?
Atelier Lacouriere Freault (Paris), 1959 - ?
File & Archive locations
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
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
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
Vancouver Art Gallery, BC - Library

Writings about
"Décès de l’artiste Janine Leroux Guillaume." Le Devoir 1 Feb. 2018
Bibliotheque nationale du Quebec. L'Estampe originale au Québec, 1980-1990. Montreal: Bibliotheque nationale du Quebec, 1991
Cloutier, Laure, Leroux Guillaume, Janine, illustrator. Bois de rose. Montreal: Éditions Vendémiaire, 1990
de Roussan, Jacques. "Les Ombres et les Lumières de Janine Leroux-Guillaume." Vie des Arts 2.93 (hiver 1978-1979): 52
Dugas, Maryse. Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre gravé de Janine Leroux-Guillaume. Montreal: Universite du Quebec a Montreal, 2013
Dugas, Maryse. Le Paysage est un lieu habité : collages, watercolors, prints by Janine Leroux Guillaume : exhibition, June 2-30, 1988. Boston: French Library in Boston, 1988
Dugas, Maryse, Hould, Claudette, and Natacha Dufaux. Janine Leroux Guillaume, Maître Graveur. Montreal: Les Productions Qu'est-ce que tu chantes de beau., 2013
Gagnon, Francois-Marc. "Panorama de la Gravure québécoise des Années 1958-1965." Vie des Arts 90 (Printemps 1978): 28
Gladu, Paul. "Gravures de Janine Leroux." Le Petit Journal (21 avril 1957): 63
Grandbois, Michele. L'Art québécois de l'Estampe, 1945-1990. Quebec, Quebec: Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec, 1999
Grandbois, Michele. "Les Artistes du Québec et les ateliers de gravure parisiens." Nouvelles de l'estampe 144 (Dec 1995): 144
Lepage, Jocelyne. "À la galerie Aubes 3935 Janine Leroux-Guillaume et Pierre Guillaume." La Presse 17 mars 1984: C22
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
MacFarlane, Eddy. "La jeune gravure canadienne." Vie des Arts 19 (1960): 8-11.
Ouvrard, Helene. La Gravure sur Bois Debout : Janine Leroux-Guillaume. Montreal: Editions Formart, 1972
Sasseville, Stella. "Janine Leroux-Guillaume: De la Gravure Avant Toute Chose." Vie des Arts 36.144 (Fall 1991): 42-43
Sasseville, Stella. "L’œuvre de Janine Leroux-Guillaume répond à une réalité historique." Revue Art et Métier du livre 169 (Sept/Oct 1991): 16-49

Writings by
Brault, Jacques, Leroux Guillaume, Janine, illustrator. Vingt-quatre murmures en novembre. Chambly, Quebec: Editions Noroit, 1980
Frechette, Jean-Marc, Leroux-Guillaume, Janine, illustrator. Poemes. Éditions Sagitta, 1987
Gagnon, Madeleine, Leroux Guillaume, Janine. Juste un instant: une suite poétique. Montreal: Éditions Les Imagiers, 1998
Leroux-Perron, Hermine, Leroux-Guillaume, Janine, illustrato. Les Brûlis: Poèmes. Montreal: Éditions Les Imagiers, 1983
Marie-Anastasie, Leroux, Janine, Bujold, F. Richard Lacroix. Sept Eaux fortes. Montreal: Editions Goglin, 1959

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