Les Québécois: Expressionist Artists
June 23 to July 23, 2015

Marcel Barbeau  ·  Lise Gervais  ·  Léon Bellefleur  ·  Rita Letendre  ·  Jéan-Paul Jérôme  ·  Henry Wanton Jones  ·  Claude Tousignant

Featuring artworks that capture the boldness of the Automatistes, and the movements that grew from their creative forces.

Marcel Barbeau

Untitled, PE430
Untitled, PE430
acrylic on paper, 12.4" × 18.6"
La Rosée de la nuit
La Rosée de la nuit, 2007
acrylic on canvas, 51.2" × 31½"
L'arc Di-Dolle
L'arc Di-Dolle, 1962
acrylic on canvas, 25½" × 19½"
D'une rose sur la chaussée (About a rose on the roadway)
D'une rose sur la chaussée (About a rose on the roadway), 1991
acrylic on canvas, 28½" × 36¼"
L'ile fleurine (Island in Bloom)
L'ile fleurine (Island in Bloom), 1992
acrylic on canvas, 28½" × 36"

Lise Gervais

Composition rouge, noir, et ocre
Composition rouge, noir, et ocre
oil on canvas, 36" × 36"
Aubade au soleil couchant
Aubade au soleil couchant, 1961
oil on canvas, 26.25" × 48.25"
L'effusion, 1964
acrylic on canvas, 60" × 20"

Léon Bellefleur

Fôret sans nom
Fôret sans nom, 1962
oil on canvas, 25.5" × 32"
Léon Bellefleur
Isle de Noel
Isle de Noel, 1980
gouache on paper, 21.25" × 14.25"
Hippocampe aux eneau d'etat
Hippocampe aux eneau d'etat, 1952
ink on paper, 16" × 18",

Rita Letendre

Untitled #16
Untitled #16, 1955
casein on paper, 10" × 10"
Système Astral, 1966
acrylic on canvas, 30" × 24"
Morning of the Gods, 2007
oil on canvas, 60" × 48"
Blues, 1972
acrylic on canvas, 60" × 50"

Jean-Paul Jérôme

Verričre ivre
Verrière ivre, 1990
acrylic on canvas, 20" × 28"
Doux soleil
Doux soleil, 1994
acrylic on canvas, 24" × 20"
Les clochettes-deux
Les clochettes-deux, 1994
acrylic on canvas, 22" × 29"

Henry Wanton Jones

Landscape with Figure (Gold Abstract), 1960
mixed media on canvas, 18.25" × 14"

Claude Tousignant

Azo-Cobalt (Diptych), 1975
acrylic on canvas, 30" circles


Daphne OdjigDaphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97. Click here for more details.

Odjig is frequently referred to as the "Grandmother of Indigenous Art." She has been the recipient of many awards, honours and recognitions for her works, to name a few: The Order of Canada, the Governor General's Award, and eight Honorary Doctorates. Her works have been shown in the National Gallery of Canada, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

She established the first native-run fine art print house in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1971. Known as 'Odjig Indian Prints,' this print house was so successful that it evolved into an Indigenous gallery space in 1974, called the New Warehouse Gallery, run by Odjig and her husband, Chester Beavon. She was also a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. This artistic group's purpose was to promote Contemporary Indigenous art and artists.

Alex JanvierAlex Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" is now on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary Indigenous artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. This retrospective of his artwork is on display from 25 November 2016 to 17 April 2017.

(Photo credit: Kim Griffiths) Click here for more details.