RITA LETENDRE

Canadian artist, R.C.A., Non-Figurative Artists' Association of Montréal, National Order of Canada

RITA LETENDRE

The Canadian painter, Rita Letendre, was born in 1928 in Drummondville, a Quebec father and a mother of Amerindian origin from the Abenaki community. She completed an academic training at the École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal in 1948. She quickly rejected the traditional figurative model. In the 50's she quickly became associated with the automatism movement, but she quickly developed a new vision, a new style.

Her solo exhibitions will begin in the 60's, which critics will call her "shock painter of her generation". She will settle for a few years in California and will realize her first big fresco for the California State College in 1965 and which will mark a turning point in its creation.

In 2004 she will receive the National Order of Canada, the highest distinction for a visual artist in the country.

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