Jean-Paul Jérôme (1928-2004)

Verrière ivre
Verrière ivre, 1990
acrylic on canvas, 20" × 28"
Jasmin-Fleuri (Blooming Jasmin)sold
Jasmin-Fleuri (Blooming Jasmin), 1990
acrylic on canvas, 8" × 10"
Les clochettes-deux
Les clochettes-deux, 1994
acrylic on canvas, 22" × 29"
Les clochettes-deux
Nature morte avec cruche, citron, deux poires, et verre, July 20, 2000
acrylic on card, 11.25" × 15.25"
Abstract Compositionsold
Abstract Composition, 1973-4
acrylic on canvas, 24" x 9"
	Fonds Marin
Fonds Marin, 1975
acrylic on linen, 13" x 22"


Jean-Paul Jérôme (1928-2004) – Artist Biography

Jean-Paul Jérôme was born in Montréal, Québec in 1928. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Montréal from 1943 to 1950.

He was one of the four founding members of the Plasticien movement [c. 1955]. The Plasticiens marked a return to the European geometric abstraction - in direct opposition with the aesthetic of the Abstract Expressionists and an alternative to the Automatistes. They rejected the world's romantic idea and its expression of the self, for an ideal of perfection. Their principal interest concerned 'formal' ideas: tone; texture; form; lines; final unity which forms the painting; and the rapport between these elements. They favoured small formats both in the size of their canvases as well as in their internal formal subdivisions of colour. Piet Mondrian was an inspiration to the group and the ultimate reference for their geometric vision.

Jérôme stood out for his ability to relinquish the rigid grid. He let his larger-scale planes overrun his edges rather than accommodate them. For example, specifically in Untitled, 1955, the lateral rhythm of the composition overrides the usual centrality of the Plasticien image.

Jérôme is known for his paintings of force, rigour and energy.

— Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

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 open at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario until January 21st, 2018. Afterwards, it will travel to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary.

This exhibition was recently on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. (Photo credit: Kim Griffiths)

Rita LetendreGallery Gevik congratulates renowned Canadian and International abstract painter, Rita Letendre, on her first major museum retrospective exhibition outside of Québec. Rita Letendre: Fire and Light is now open until September 17, 2017 at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

This exhibition, which covers Letendre's career from the 1960's to 2000's, is co-curated by Wanda Nanibush and Georgiana Uhlyarik. The retrospective features nearly forty large-scale paintings drawn from major national public and private collections.

Letendre was widely exhibited with the artistic groups, Les Automatistes and Les Plasticiens. She has received the Governor General's Award in Visual Arts, the Prix Paul-Émile Borduas, and the Orders of Canada, Ontario and Québec. Click here for more details.