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DELFOSSE, Madeleine

Montreal, 1909
?, 1985
Biography synopsis
Madeleine Delfosse was the daughter of Canadian painter George Delfosse. She studied art with her father before attending the Ecole des Beaux-Arts (Montreal) where she studied under Joseph St. Charles. Delfosse is known for her landscapes and portraits, which include many Quebecois political dignitaries. She was also commissioned to complete a mural for the St. Pierre Claver Church in Montreal, for which she used the seven vicars of the church as models for the seven apostles.
Media used
Mural painting and decoration
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, School of Art and Design (under Joseph St. Charles)
File & Archive locations
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC

Writings about
La Presse: Section Rotogravure 20 aout 1938.
La Presse: Section Rotogravure 30 Jul. 1938.
"Madeleine Delfosse: Son Nom Restera Grace aux Eglises du Quebec" Nouvelles Illustrees Montreal 1 Jan. 1966.
"Parish's Vicars Apostles' Models" The Gazette 23 Sep. 1947.
Anderson, Janice. Creating Room: Canadian Women Mural Painters and Rereadings of the Public and the Private. Montreal: Concordia University, 2002.
Harris, J.N.. "Add Whiskers" Toronto Saturday Night 4 Oct. 1947.
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.
Prakash, A. K. Independent Spirit: Early Canadian Women's Art. Buffalo, New York: Firefly Books, 2008.
Strouse, Jean. "Apostles 1947." Newsweek 30.14 (1947): 26.
Westbridge, Anthony R. The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction. Vancouver: Westbridge Publications, 2001.

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