Antoine Dumas

Canadian painter, R.C.A.

Antoine Dumas

Antoine Dumas was born in Quebec City in 1932. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Quebec City and was appointed professor in 1962, four years after graduation at the same school. At the beginning of his career, he turned to illustration and advertising, but will move more towards painting during his career. A few years later, he moved to San Francisco to perfect his art. Upon his return, he assumed the direction of the specialized program in graphic communication at the School of Visual Arts at Laval University.

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 became an RCA member in 1980. He testified to the political and social issues of the time with accuracy and humor in his artworks. His works, narrative for the most part, are found halfway between illustration and painting.

He died in 2020

Source: Museum of Bas-St-Laurent


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