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BOLDUC, Blanche

Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, 1907
?, 1998
Biography synopsis
Blanche Bolduc, sister of Yvonne Bolduc, started painting at the age of 58 in her home town of Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec. Her subjects and characters were taken from the typical activities of the Baie, such as the townspeople, farmers, soap-makers, fiddlers, the farmer’s market, local houses and weddings. Her colourful style and details in her work became well known. Her work was purchased by Quebec art galleries, doctors, lawyers and tourists in the region.
File & Archive locations
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
Vancouver Art Gallery, BC - Library
Winnipeg Art Gallery, MA - Clara Lander Library
Hamilton Public Library, ON - Local History and Archives Department
London Public Library, ON
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, QC - Media Centre
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC
Toronto Reference Library, ON
Artexte Information Centre, QC - Documentation Centre

Writings about
"A Quebec childhood vividly remembered.” [Reproduction] Canadian Magazine c. 1970’s.
Boulizon, Guy. Le Paysage Dans La Peinture Au Quebec. Quebec: Broquet, Laprairie, 1984.
Comeau, André. Artistes Plasticiens. Montreal: Bellarmin, 1983.
Gauthier, Serge. Blanche Bolduc and the Charlevoix folk painters' movement / Blanche Bolduc et le mouvement des peintres populaires de Charlevoix. Montreal: Galerie Walter Klinkhoff, 2011.
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.

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