ALBERT DUMOUCHEL

AVAILABLE ARTWORKS

«Le profil d’Anna», woodcut, 1969, A.P. 4/5, 24 x 36 in., 60 cm x 92 cm «Le profil d’Anna», woodcut, 1969, A.P. 4/5, 24 x 36 in., 60 cm x 92 cm «La chèvre» etching, 23:30, 14 x 11 inches, 35 cm x 28 cm, 1958 «La chèvre» etching, 23:30, 14 x 11 inches, 35 cm x 28 cm, 1958 «Sans titre» (Paysage), lithography, 14/35, 22 x 15.7 inches, 56 cm x 40 cm, 1958  «Sans titre» (Paysage), lithography, 14/35, 22 x 15.7 inches, 56 cm x 40 cm, 1958  «Le tabouret», lithography, 9/13, 13.4 x 11 inches, 34 cm x 28 cm, 1965  «Le tabouret», lithography, 9/13, 13.4 x 11 inches, 34 cm x 28 cm, 1965  «Le chasseur», lithography, 5/14, 10.2 x 9.4 inches, 26 cm x 24 cm, 1955  «Le chasseur», lithography, 5/14, 10.2 x 9.4 inches, 26 cm x 24 cm, 1955  «Fleurs 2», lithography, 13/17, 10.6 x 7.9 inches, 27 cm x 20 cm, 1958  «Fleurs 2», lithography, 13/17, 10.6 x 7.9 inches, 27 cm x 20 cm, 1958  «La ville», etching, 14/20, 8.7 x 11 inches, 22 cm x 28 cm, 1957  «La ville», etching, 14/20, 8.7 x 11 inches, 22 cm x 28 cm, 1957  «Chopin admirant une aphrodite», lithography, 2/10, 21.6 x 13.7 inches, 55 cm x 35 cm, 1965  «Chopin admirant une aphrodite», lithography, 2/10, 21.6 x 13.7 inches, 55 cm x 35 cm, 1965  «Fleurs», etching, 26/27, 8.3 x 7.8 inches, 35 cm x 28 cm, 1959  «Fleurs», etching, 26/27, 8.3 x 7.8 inches, 35 cm x 28 cm, 1959  «La femme de l’antiquaire» 1964, lithographie, 10/12, 39 cm x 42 cm «La femme de l’antiquaire» 1964, lithographie, 10/12, 39 cm x 42 cm «Petit guide anglais pour garde forestier», lithography, 1/15, 21.2 x 13.8 inches, 54 cm x 35 cm, 1965  «Petit guide anglais pour garde forestier», lithography, 1/15, 21.2 x 13.8 inches, 54 cm x 35 cm, 1965  «Les cigales de nuit», etching, A/P n.2, 25 cm x 20 cm «Les cigales de nuit», etching, A/P n.2, 25 cm x 20 cm «Stèle pour le Menès», A/P, embossed, 13.8 x 21.6 inches, 35 cm x 55 cm, 1963  «Stèle pour le Menès», A/P, embossed, 13.8 x 21.6 inches, 35 cm x 55 cm, 1963  «Les jaloux au sacre de l’impératrice Théodora», lithography, 8/15, 18.1 x 24.4 inches, 46 cm x 62 cm, 1965  «Les jaloux au sacre de l’impératrice Théodora», lithography, 8/15, 18.1 x 24.4 inches, 46 cm x 62 cm, 1965  «Paysage», lithography, 4/16, 10.2 x 8.3 inches, 26 cm x 21 cm, 1958  «Paysage», lithography, 4/16, 10.2 x 8.3 inches, 26 cm x 21 cm, 1958  «Route au Tyrol», etching, 8/12, 21 cm x 30 cm, 1961  «Route au Tyrol», etching, 8/12, 21 cm x 30 cm, 1961  «Les amants de Venise», lithography, 8/15, 55 cm x 44 cm, 1969  «Les amants de Venise», lithography, 8/15, 55 cm x 44 cm, 1969  "La table", oil on canvas, 1964/66, 35 x 40 inches, 89 cm x 102 cm  "La table", oil on canvas, 1964/66, 35 x 40 inches, 89 cm x 102 cm  «Le phare d’Antibes», oil on panel, 1958, 48 x 48 inches, 122 cm x 122 cm  «Le phare d’Antibes», oil on panel, 1958, 48 x 48 inches, 122 cm x 122 cm  Sans titre, pencil on paper, 1962, 21 x 29.5 inches, 53 cm x 75 cm Sans titre, pencil on paper, 1962, 21 x 29.5 inches, 53 cm x 75 cm «Suzanne», charcoal on paper, 1947, 4.3 x 7 inches, 11 cm x 18 cm  «Suzanne», charcoal on paper, 1947, 4.3 x 7 inches, 11 cm x 18 cm  Sans titre (Paysage), 1951, ink on paperboard, 22 x 28.7 inches, 56 cm x 73 cm, Sans titre (Paysage), 1951, ink on paperboard, 22 x 28.7 inches, 56 cm x 73 cm, «Le village de Tourettes-sur-Loup», ink on paper, 1955, 32 cm x 48 cm  «Le village de Tourettes-sur-Loup», ink on paper, 1955, 32 cm x 48 cm  Sans titre (Pigeon), photograph, 1/1, 1951, 11 x 13.8 inches, 28 cm x 35 cm  Sans titre (Pigeon), photograph, 1/1, 1951, 11 x 13.8 inches, 28 cm x 35 cm  Sans titre (Fenêtre), photograph, 1/1, 1951, 11 x 13.8 inches, 28 cm x 35 cm  Sans titre (Fenêtre), photograph, 1/1, 1951, 11 x 13.8 inches, 28 cm x 35 cm 

Albert Dumouchel was born into a family of tradesmen at Bellerive, a working-class parish in the municipality of Valleyfield, Quebec. He was educated at the Séminaire Saint Thomas D’Aquin de Valleyfield, known today as the Collège de Valleyfield. From the age of 8, he studied violin and piano, as well as studying singing under Rodolphe Plamondon. From 1936 to 1949, he taught art classes at the Séminaire de Valleyfield.[citation needed]

In 1940, he became a textile designer at Montreal Cottons in Valleyfield. He also taught drawing, history of art, publicity and photography at the Institut des Arts graphiques which had just been founded in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (known today as Collège Ahuntsic). He set up an engraving workshop which became famous throughout Canada, and was its artistic director for many years.[citation needed]

A multi-talented individual, Dumouchel was a gifted musician, photographer and painter. His overall production was immense and included more than 2,078 works created during a career lasting over thirty years. Between 1947 and 1951, he published the series “Cahiers des ateliers des arts graphiques” in which can be found some of the great names in the history of art in Quebec, including Borduas and Pellan.[citation needed]

He was an excellent photographer and participated in the activities of the Montreal surrealists. In 1948, he signed the manifesto Prisme d’yeux and in March 1953, during an exhibition of paintings and drawings at the University of Vancouver, some sixty compositions on slides were exhibited. He also took part in important exhibitions around the world, including those in Paris, New York, Venice, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Berlin, Milan, Liège, Spoleto, Kraków, and Ottawa.[citation needed]

In 1955, Dumouchel was awarded an 18-month UNESCO scholarship to study in Europe, where he pursued his research and work on printmaking. In 1964, he was awarded membership of the Florentine Academy of Fine Arts and three years later, the Academy awarded him its centenary medal for serviced rendered to Canada.[citation needed]

In 1960, works by Dumouchel along with those of Edmund Alleyn, Graham Coughtry, Jean Paul Lemieux and Frances Loring represented Canada at the Venice Biennale.[1]

In 1967, he left his apartment/workshop in Montreal and went to live at St-Antoine-sur-le-Richelieu where he died in 1971.

Group exhibitions

1964                                          «Aquarelles, estampes et dessins» National gallery Ottawa

1965                                          Travelling exhibition of the National Gallery, Ottawa

1965                                          «Artistes de Montréal» Montreal Contemporary art museum

1966                                          Salon du printemps, Montreal

Concours artistiques de la province de Québec

Hadassah exhibition

1974                                          Retrospective exhibition-Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

 

International exhibitions

1955-1969                                Ljubljana Biennal, Yougoslavia, Canada’s official representative

1960                                          Venice biennal

1962                                          lllrd Engraving Tokyo biennal

1970                                          Modern original drawings exhibition, Rijeka, Yougoslavia

1966                                          Foussats gallery, New-York (paintings)

Collections

Musée des beaux arts de Québec

Musée des beaux arts de Montréal

The Art Gallery of Toronto

Musée des beaux arts du Canada

Winnipeg Art Museum

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Private collections in Canada and abroad.

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