Item 1993_144 - De la tragédie à la couleur qui, elle, est espoir

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De la tragédie à la couleur qui, elle, est espoir

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CA BU BUArtColl-1993_144

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477 x 233 cm

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1 installation : antique stained glass window : 477 x 233 cm

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Marcelle Ferron was born in Louisville, Québec in 1924. She became interested in art at 15 through an art teacher at the convent she attended. She studied a year at the École des Beaux-Arts, Québec, under Jean-Paul Lemieux (1904- 1990) and Simone Hudon (1905-1985). In 1947 she signed with other artists, the "Refus Global" manifesto originated by Paul- Emile Borduas (1905-1960) and Alfred Pellan (1906-1988). She worked with Borduas in 1950. In 1958 she studied engraving with Stanley W. Hayter (1901-1988) and in 1953 she moved to Paris, returning annually to Montréal for visits. She has exhibited her work at the Galerie Agnes Lefort, La Galérie Soixante, Musée de Sarrebruck, Louvre, Art Moderne, and the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles galleries. In 1960 , as a member of the Non-Figurative Artists Association of Montréal, she exhibited her work at the National Gallery of Canada. She is represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, and the National Gallery of Canada. Marcelle Ferron died in Montreal in 2001.

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Bishop's University and Champlain College communities commissioned artist Marcelle Ferron (1924-2001) to create a stained glass art work dedicated to the memory of the fourteen students who were murdered on December 6th, 1989, during the École Polytechnique de Montréal tragedy.
This art work was reallocated from its original location of the window opening in Reference Room to the wall beside it (with the addition of lighting) during the 2016-2018 renovation of the Library.


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