Pierre Gauvreau

Pierre Gauvreau
Born (1922-08-23)23 August 1922
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died 7 April 2011(2011-04-07) (aged 88)
Nationality Canadian
Education l'École des beaux-arts de Montréal
Known for painting
Notable work
for film and television

Pierre Gauvreau (23 August 1922 – 7 April 2011)[1] was a Québécois painter who has also worked in film and television productions.

He was born in Montreal, and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, today part of UQAM. He eventually associated with Quebec artistic dissident group Les Automatistes and became a signatory to the Refus global artistic manifesto.

Gauvreau worked in various aspects of television production during the 1950s. He took a break from painting during the 1960s until 1975. He continued to paint in 2005.

Gauvreau died on 7 April 2011 of heart failure at the age of 88.[2][3]

Awards and recognition

  • 1990: Prix Gemeaux, Grand Prix for his film and television work
  • 1995: le Prix Louis-Philippe-Hébert

See also


  1. ^ "Pierre Gauvreau s'éteint" (in French). Radio-Canada. 8 April 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ La Presse Canadienne (8 April 2011). "Le réalisateur, auteur et peintre Pierre Gauvreau est décédé". Le Soleil (in French). Retrieved 9 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ OBITUARY Pierre Gauvreau helped launch Quebec's Quiet Revolution

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