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Paul-Emile Borduas

 (1905 - 1960)
Paul-Emile Borduas was active/lived in Quebec / Canada, France.  PaulEmile Borduas is known for abstract, non-objective painting, sculpture.

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A painter and sculptor whose work led the way in Canada from Realism to Abstraction, Paul-Émile Borduas was highly controversial, especially in his early years as a working artist and teacher in Montreal.  In 1948, he was terminated as a drawing instructor from the Ecole de Meuble because of his published manifesto, Refus Global (Total Refusal), which was critical of the provincial attitudes prevalent in French-Canadian culture, of government corruption, and especially critical of the dominant Roman Catholic Church.  Borduas asserted that creating art was a critical component of changing to a new culture based on purity of emotions, sensuality and feelings.

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