Jacques De Tonnancour
(1917 - 2005)
Jacques Godefroy De Tonnancour was active/lived in Quebec / Canada. Jacques De Tonnancour is known for abstract figure and landscape painting, teaching.
Biography Jacques De Tonnancour
Jacques Godefroy de Tonnancour was one of the most important Quebec and Canadian contemporary painters. He studied at the former École des Beaux-Arts du Québec starting in 1937, and worked in Rio de Janeiro 1945-1946.
From his early works in Laurentian landscapes, he evolved into an abstract style influenced by his friends Alfred Pellan, Paul-Émile Borduas, and Goodridge Roberts. His manifesto, Prisme d'yeux, was published in 1948 with Pellan's support; it diverged from the influential Refus global, published around the same time. He was the Canadian delegate to a UNESCO conference in Florence in 1950. He taught at the École des Beaux-Arts, and at UQAM after the École became part of it, from 1969 to 198
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