Antoine Dumas was born in Quebec City in 1932. At the beginning of his career, he turned to advertising, but moved more towards painting during his career. He was appointed professor at the School of Fine Arts in his hometown in 1962, 4 years after graduating from the same school. A few years later, he left for San Francisco in order to perfect his art. Upon his return, he assumed the direction of the program specialized in graphic communication at the École des Arts visuels, Université Laval. As early as 1960, Antoine Dumas exhibited several times in Quebec City. A retrospective was organized by the Musée du Québec in the fall of 1973. In 1975, New York hosted the artist's works. From 1977, Antoine Dumas exhibited regularly in Toronto. He questions the political and social issues of the time. He lives his time and testifies it accurately. He conveys his vision, his reality. His works, narrative for the most part, are found halfway between illustration and painting.


Source: Museum of Bas-St-Laurent

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