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Montreal, Québec, 1917
Sarsfield, Ontario, 1994
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 Royal Canadian Academy 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 1980s. 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 across Canada, as well as in France, Africa, and Belgium.
Media used
Oil painting
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
Hébert, Pauline. Batiks québécois : Exposition itinérante, 1970 (catalogue). (date: 1970) Québec: Québec: Musée du Québec, 1970
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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