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Trois-Pistoles, Québec, 1910
Trois-Pistoles, Québec, 2003
Biography synopsis
Yolande Rousseau (Rousseau-Rioux) is Mariette Rousseau-Vermette's (1926-2006) sister. From 1952 to 1954, Yolande Rousseau studied at the École des arts appliqués de Montréal, specialising in ceramics under Jean Cartier. During 1950s, she gained an excellent reputation for her ceramics and pottery. In 1959, she participated in the Spring Exhibition at the AAM , and in 1960 she won second prize in an art contest in the province of Quebec. During the latter part of the 60s, she worked on murals that she produced with found objects from the shores of the St. Lawrence River, an area she considerd to be a "gold mine" in terms of material. Her work focused on religious themes and were related to Gaspesian history. A number of her murals can be found in churches in Montreal and Toronto; still others exist at Laval Université as well as in private homes. Yolande Rousseau also worked as a ceramics teacher for 28 years at Camp Tékakwitha (Maine).
Media used
École des arts appliqués, Montréal, 1952 - 1954 (under Jean Cartier)
File & Archive locations
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC

Writings about
Camp Tékakwitha 2003
Culture, revue trimestrielle, sciences religieuses et sciences profanes au Canada. Québec: Assoc. de recherches sur les sciences réligieuses et pr, vol. 21 (1960).
Amélie Lévesque et al.. Trois-Pistoles: culture et patrimoine: la revue du souvenir de la vie culturelle et du patrimoine de Trois-Pistoles. Trois Pistoles: Communications Faucon, 1996.
Bourbonnais, Marie. "Murales exécutées avec des matériaux déposés sur nos rivages à l'heure des grandes marées." La Presse (Montreal) 21 Oct. 1967.
Canadian Corporation for the 1967 World Exhibition. General Report on the 1967 World Exhibition. vol.4 (1969): 2233.
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.
Nelson, Glenn C.. Ceramics: a potter's handbook. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971.
Régnier, Michel, Pierre Dumas et al. Arts, 1960. Montreal: Québec- Archives nationales du Québec, 1990.
Rioux, Emmanuel, Société hist. et généal. Trois-Pistoles. Histoire de Trois-Pistoles, 1697-1997. Trois-Pistoles: Centre d'édition des Basque, 1997.
Robert, Guy. L'Art au Québec depuis 1940. Montreal: La Presse, 1973.
Society for Art Publications. Artscanada. vol. 18 (1961).
Stone, Sheila. "Uses Pebbles, Driftwood and Shells to Make her Prize-winning Murals." Montreal Star 7 Dec. 1966.

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