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Montreal, Québec, 1917
Biography synopsis
Arlette Carreau-Kingwell studied sculpture and graphic arts at the 'École des Beaux Arts (Montréal) as well as in Denmark. She demonstrated exceptional talent in her wall hangings made of wool and fur. In 1971, she was the recipient of the French prize for crafts at the RCA exhibition. From 1960 to 1977, she taught adults in a recreation centre in Montreal. She was named a craft master in her medium, and subsequently taught courses at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières during the 80s. After devoting many years to textile arts, particularly tapestry, she chose to return to painting. Most of her paintings are not known as there is little documentation. In her craft work, Arlette Carreau-Kingwell participated in numerous exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts Montreal, the Guild of Crafts, and also during Expo in 1967. Her work has also been included in exhibitions in Canada outside Quebec as well as in France, Africa, and Belgium.
Media used
Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montreal
Private study (under Atelier d'art, Dannemark)
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
Art, Design, Photo. A. Davis Publications, vol. 5 (1974): 178.
Artscanada 28 (1971): 84, 155.
"Fellowship Extraordinaire." The Rotarian 127. 2. Aug. 1975: 31.
"Prize Winner." Gazette (Montreal) 10 Apr. 1971: 43.
Beal, Laura K.. "Noted Town Artist Now Concentrates on Painting." Weekly Post (Montreal) 24 Jan. 1980.
Cousineau, Jean-Michel. Économie du travail. Montreal: Gaëtan Morin, 1981.
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.
Robert, Guy. L'Art au Québec depuis 1940. Montreal: La Presse, 1973.
Roundstone Council for the Arts. Artistes canadiens: expositions. 1974 : 44-45.
Simard, Cyril. Artisanat Quebecois. Montreal: Les Editions de l'Homme, 1975.
Trepanier, Esther. La ville comme lieu de modernité: Sa representation dans la peinture québecoise, 1919-1939. Montreal: Université du Québec à Montréal, 1983.

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