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 in 1916 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Many private exhibitions in private galleries in Quebec and in Canada.

 

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.

 

Distinctions

1955  Unesco sponsorship for studies and research in Europe

1957  Cultural affairs ministery of Quebec sponsorship study in Paris

1961  Free work sponsorship from Canada Arts Council

1964  Academia Fiorentino Delle Arti Del Fesigno, Italy: honorary member

1967  Centennial medal of Canada

1967  Jury member – Salon du printemps – Musée des beaux arts de Montréal

1967  Canada Arts Council

1967  Concours Guggenheim, New-York

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