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HUDON-BEAULAC, Simone Marie Yvette

Quebec, Quebec, 1905
Montreal, Quebec, 1984
Biography synopsis
The beauty of old Quebec and its landscape is reflected in the works of painter and printmaker Simone Hudon-Beaulac. She studied at the Ecole des beaux-arts du Quebec (EBAQ) under H. Ivan Neilson, who taught her etching, and Lucian Martial, who was her professor of drawing, painting and decoration. Upon her graduation in 1931, she was awarded a number of prizes and medals for her work and, shortly thereafter, replaced Neilson as drawing teacher at the school; she also offered classes in perspective and decoration. A member of the Canadian Society of Graphic Art, Hudon-Beaulac's work has been exhibited many times, in both North America and Britain. In particular, she participated in a joint exhibition with sculptor and fellow Quebecois artist Sylvia Daoust at the EBAQ. She is well-known for her illustration of the book entitled "Au fil des cotes de Quebec" which was completed for the Canadian Centennial in 1967.
Media used
Artists' illustrated books
Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Quebec, ? - 1931 (under H. Ivan Neilson (for etching) and Lucian Martial (for drawing, painting, and decoration))
Canadian Society of Graphic Art, 1930
File & Archive locations
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON

Writings about
"Plaisir des yeux, plaisir de l'esprit" Le Novelliste (Trois-Rivieres) September 16, 1967: ?.
Arbour, Rose-Marie. Identification de l'avant-garde et identité de l'artiste: les femmes et le groupe automatiste du Québec (1941-1948). Montréal: Université du Québec a Montréal, 1994.
Bedard, Daphne. "Exposition Quebec: Une ville et ses artistes: La part belle a Quebec" Le Soleil (Quebec) Quebec: February 14, 2008: A6.
Berube, Caty. "Les Anciens des Beaux-Arts se retrouvent" Le Soleil (Quebec) Quebec: April 26, 1997: A13.
Bovey, Wilfred. The French Canadians Today: A People on the March. Toronto: J. M. Dent, 1938.
Castonguay, Denis, and Yves Lacasse. Quebec: Une ville et ses artistes Quebec: Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec, 2008.
Champagne, Pierre. "Gens de passion de La Capitale: Le rallye Navex-Frisquet" Le Soleil (Quebec) Quebec: September 19, 2008: 47.
Champagne, Pierre. "Sylvia Daoust (1902-2004): Une pionniere de la sculpture s'eteint a 102 ans" Le Soleil (Quebec) Quebec: July 28, 2004: B8.
Charest, Remy. "De la motoneige a l'eglise en passant par les Pays-Bas" Le Devoir (Montreal) Montreal: December 17, 1994: D22.
Charest, Remy. "Les Femmes, le paysage, et le mandat du Musee: Le changement continue a s'affirmer au Musee du Quebec" Le Devoir (Montreal) Montreal: November 18, 1994: B9.
Charest, Remy. "Quebec, ville ouverte" Le Devoir (Montreal) Montreal: June 3, 1994: B6.
Christie, Peter. "Art Centre Exhibitions Explore Quebec Prints, Inuit Art Work" The Whig-Standard (Kingston) Kingston: December 2, 1991: 1.
Couelle, Jennifer. "Leduc le lumineux peintre de Saint-Hilaire" Le Devoir (Montreal) Montreal: February 24, 1996: B1.
Delagrave, Marie. "De la ville hollandaise de Dordrecht a celle de Quebec: Illustration d'une histoire portuaire qui se ressemble" Le Soleil (Quebec) Quebec: January 9, 1995: B6.
Ecole des beaux-arts du Quebec. Sylvia Daoust, Simone Hudon: Aquarelles, peintures, gravures, sculptures. Quebec: Ecole des beaux-arts du Quebec, ?.
Fournier, Therese. "Simone Hudon" La Revue populaire ?.
L'Allier, Pierre. "Sylvia Daoust (1902-2004): La foi des tailleurs de pierre et des sculpteurs de Moyen Age" Le Devoir (Montreal) Montreal: July 31, 2004: E4.
Lemieux, Louis Guy. "Les Createurs (29)" Le Soleil (Quebec) Quebec: September 19, 1994: B2.
Lemieux, Louis Guy. "Memoire urbaine Rue Louis-Carrier Arrondissement de la Haute-Saint-Charles" Le Soleil (Quebec) Quebec: April 14, 2007: M7.
Luckyj, Natalie. Visions and Victories: 10 Canadian Women Artists 1914-1945. London: London Regional Art Gallery, 1983.
Prakash, A. K. Independent Spirit: Early Canadian Women's Art. Buffalo, New York: Firefly Books, 2008.
Tremblay, Regis. "Les femmes peintres d'içi au Musée du Québec." Le Soleil (Quebec) 3 Dec. 1994: E8.

Writings by
Brown, Evelyn M.; illustrated by Simone Hudon-Beaulac. Kateri Tekakwitha: Vierge Mohawk Quebec: Editions du pelican, 1960.
Francoeur, Jacqueline; illustrated by Simone Hudon-Beaulac. Aux sources claires Montreal: A. Levesque, 1935.
Hudon, Simone. Au fil des cotes de Quebec Montreal: Government of Quebec, 1967.
Hudon, Simone Marie Yvette. Almanach Saint-Francois, 1944 Montreal: ?, 1943.
Hudon-Beaulac, Simone, et al. Sylvia Daoust. Quebec: Musee du Quebec, ?.
Maxine; illustrated by Simone Hudon. Stowaways: A Tale of Old French Canada Montreal: Librairie Beauchemin, 1943.

Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1930) "Spring Exhibition Has Private View."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 22, 1930.  p.3.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 16, 1933) "50th Spring Show Opened to Public. Jury Shows Open Mind. From Over 1,000 Entries, 543 Works Representative of Various Schools Have Been Selected."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 17, 1933.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 16, 1933) "Spring Exhibition of Art Association Was Opened on Thursday."  Montreal Star  March 17, 1933.  p.19.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 16, 1933) Reynald.  "Le 50e salon du printemps. L'exposition la plus nombreuse et la plus diverse jamais réunie. Lentes orientations vers le colorisme. La part des femmes. Les Canadiens-français."  La Presse  March 17, 1933.  p.8.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 18, 1937) "The Spring Exhibition of the Art Association."  Montreal Star  March 19, 1937.  p.17.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 18, 1937) "Nearly 500 Works at Spring Exhibit. Art Association's 54th Annual Show Opens with Private Views. Judges Open-Minded."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 19, 1937.  p.13,17.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, 1938) "Works in Art Exhibition Are of Unusual Merit. New Policy of Showing More Carefully Selected Pieces Followed by Association."  Montreal Star  March 18, 1938.  p.17.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 15, 1940) "Art Association Opens 57th Spring Exhibit. Notable Feature of Display Is Unusually Large Proportion Of Portraits or Portrait Studies."  Montreal Star  March 21, 1940.  p.19.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 15, 1940) "Spring Exhibit Should Attract Crowds to Galleries at Week-End. Much Meritorious Work in 57th Annual Show Of Art Association of Montreal - Good Items Among Etchings and Drawings."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 23, 1940.  p.8.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 15, 1940) Lucien Desbiens.  "Le salon du printemps."  Le Devoir (Montreal)  April 04, 1940.  p.4.   Full-text pdf

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