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ALFRED PELLAN, LL.D, R.C.A. (1906-1987)

 
 
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Alfred Pellan
Green Light, 1962
Oil on board 28" x 10" (Sold)
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  Alfred Pellan - Biography  
   
 
Alfred Pellan was born in Quebec City on May 16, 1906. He studied at the École des beaux-arts de Québec (1920-1925). When he was 16 years old, the National Gallery of Canada purchased his painting Corner of Old Quebec. In 1926 he became the first recipient of an art scholarship offered by the Quebec government. This allowed him to go study in Paris, where he lived until 1940. From 1926 until 1930, he studied at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris, where he won the First Prize for painting in 1928. In 1935, he won First Prize at the exposition of mural art. He attended the academies Grande Chaumière, Colarossi and Ranson. While living in Paris he frequents Picasso, Matisse, Derain and Dali.

Pellan returns to Canada in 1940 because of World War II and settles in Montreal. He brought works back with him from Paris, but his cubist and surrealist art was considered too avant-garde for a conservative Quebec and he sold very little. To survive, he taught at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal, from 1943 to 1952. During this period he also illustrates poetry books and makes costume and set designs for the theatre. He becomes more and more attracted to surrealism and develops his own unique and distinctive style. In 1948, he founded Prisme d'Yeux, a group of artists who believed in an art free of restrictive ideology.

In 1952, Alfred Pellan received a bursary from the Royal Society of Canada and returned to Paris until 1955. He became the first Canadian to hold a solo exhibition at the Musée national d'art moderne de Paris. Upon his return to Canada in 1955, numerous exhibitions and commissions for paintings and murals await him. He received many awards and honours including the Prix Louis-Philippe-Hébert in 1972 et the Prix Paul-Émile-Borduas in 1984. In 1985 he was made an officer of the Ordre National du Québec. There is a permanent collection of his works at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

Alfred Pellan died in Laval October 31, 1988.
 
   
 
 
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Alfred Pellan
Rectangle Rouge, 1960
Mixed media 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 (Sold)
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Alfred Pellan
L'heure rapace, 1955
Oil on canvas 48" x 33" (Sold)
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Alfred Pellan
Still life with Glove, 1945
Mixed media (Sold)
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