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Lemieux, Jean-Paul

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00107426
Lemieux, Jean-Paul

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Canadian, 20th century, male.

Born 18 November 1904, in Quebec; died December 1990.

Painter. Figures, genre scenes, figure compositions, landscapes, landscapes with figures.

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Jean-Paul Lemieux trained at Montreal School of Fine Art, around 1925. He attended the Académie Colarossi and the Grande Chaumière during a stay in Paris in 1929. Lemieux taught initially in Quebec at the École du Meuble. In 1937, he was made a professor at the Montreal School of Fine Art, where he earned a reputation as an influential teacher during a period when his own painting was somewhat divorced from reality. He gave up teaching in 1965 to concentrate on his own artistic career, and took up a reclusive existence on the Ile-aux-Coudes....

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Subjects: Painting ; 20th-Century Art ; 19th-Century Art

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