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MCEWEN, John or Jean Albert (<i>born</i> 1923), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MCEWEN, John or Jean Albert (born 1923), Painter

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Canadian, 20th century, male.

Born 1923, in Montreal.


John McEwen started by being an amateur painter, but the discovery of the works of Borduas and his friendship with Riopelle drew him more deeply into painting. From 1947 to 1950 he worked in the studio of Borduas. From 1951 to 1953 he was in Paris, where he associated with American painters, notably Sam Francis, and he visited Italy, Holland

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