Blue White Red Abstraction
Lise Gervais (1933 - 1998)
Blue White Red Abstraction, 1961
Galerie Cosner au Ritz-Carlton Montréal
Oil on canvas
Post-War Canadian art
59,6 cm x 69,8 cm / 23 1/2" x 27 1/2"
Signed and dated 1961 lower right
The montreal painter Lise Gervais was 15 years old while the famous Refus Global manifesto had been sign. She discover only few years later at Ecole des beaux-arts de Montreal all the potential of emancipation that could give the abstract expressionism.
Closer to the group of Borduas and Riopelle rather than the Plasticien , the works of Lise Gervais had been rapidly linked to the works of Marcelle Ferron or Jean-Paul Riopelle. Young artist with a strong sensation in the art world on 1960's. She won the Dow price in 1961 from the Salon du Printemps of the Museum of Fine Art of Montreal, while she was unknown from the art critic few months earlier. She was considered as the rising star of modern painting.
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