Canadian artist, R.C.A.


Jean Paul Lemieux was born in Quebec City, Canada, on the 18th of November 1904. He died there on the 7th of December 1990.

Jean Paul Lemieux is particularly recognized for his paintings of the desolate, seemingly infinite spaces of the landscapes and cities of Quebec. Many of his works are permeated with an intense feeling of mystery. Lemieux adopted a more formal and conceptual approach to his landscapes, which were often populated by stiff, unmoving figures. The haunting silence and sense of unease of these paintings became, in the 1970s, horrific visions of ruined cities, annihilated by nuclear attacks.

1929-1933 Studies at Loyola College, Montreal
1934 Studies in Europe, at La Grande Chaumiere and at the Colarossi Academy.
1935 Graduate of the Montreal School of Fine Arts

Three Hundred Years of Canadian Art, National Gallery
Venice Biennale


Awards and Grants
1968- Companion of the Order of Canada
1971- Louis-Philippe-Hebert
1974- Molson Prize
Member of the Royal Canadian Academy
1997- Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec

1963- Fifteen Canadian Artists
1966- Painting in Canada: A History
1966- Great Canadian Painting: A Century of Art
1967- Three Hundred Years of Canadian Art
1967- Modern Painting in French Canada
1970- Canadian Art Today
1975- Canadian Painting in the Thirties
1976- Who's Who in American Art, 1976
1978- 16 Quebec Painters in Their Milieu
1978-Modern Painting in Canada:
1979- Twenty Painters/Twenty Paintings:
1986- Who's Who in American Art-1986
1988- Montreal Museum of Fine Arts-Spring Exhibitions 1880-1979
1990- Masterpieces of Canadian Art:
1990- Printmaking in Quebec, 1900-1950
1993- Clement Greenberg: The Collected Essays and Criticism
1998- Egregore: A History of the Montreal Automatist Movement
1999-Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975
2005- Davenport's Art Reference:
2005- The Artists Bluebook

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