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Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Contact Information

National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

Jeanne Borduas Brisebois fonds:

Finding Aid



Collection Summary

Title: Jeanne Borduas-Brisebois fonds. 
Dates: – ca. 1927-1989. 
Quantity:  – 2 albums, 9 photographs, and 1 cm of textual records. 

Biographical Sketch

Paul-Émile Borduas was born in St-Hilaire, Quebec in 1905. He apprenticed and worked with Ozias Leduc (1922-1928), studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, Montreal (1923-1927), at Maurice Denis's Ateliers d'Art Sacré, Paris (1928-1929), and with Jean Hébert Stevens in Paris (1929). Borduas taught for the French Catholic School Commission, Montreal (1927-1928; 1933-1938), the Collège André-Grasset (1931-1943), and the École du Meuble (1937-1948). He was influenced by the surrealism of André Breton, and later began producing non-figurative works, which he exhibited at the Théâtre de l'Ermitage and the Dominion Gallery in Montreal (1942-1943). He was the leader of Les Automatistes and the author of Refus Global (1948) and Projections Libérantes (1949). He died in Paris in 1960. Jeanne Borduas-Brisebois, Paul-Émile Borduas' sister, corresponded with her brother and collected the contents of the fonds.

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Scope and Content

The fonds consists of a scrapbook that includes sketches, watercolours, a linocut, photographs, and postcards. The fonds also includes Jeanne Borduas-Brisebois' autograph album containing autographs and accompanying drawings by Paul-Émile Borduas and Ozias Leduc; family photographs; a typescript of Refus Global; correspondence; and related ephemera.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of fonds.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated to the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives by Yolande Dupuis, daughter of Jeanne Borduas-Brisebois, in 1997.
Terms governing use and reproduction: Permission to reproduce or publish material from the Jeanne Borduas-Brisebois fonds must be obtained from the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.

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Index Terms

Names:
Borduas, Paul-Émile, 1905-1960
Borduas-Brisebois, Jeanne
Document Types:
Albums.
Correspondence.
Ephemera.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
Typescripts.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], Jeanne Borduas-Brisebois fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.

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Contact Information

Cyndie Campbell
Head, Archives, Documentation and Visual Resources
Library and Archives
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
P.O. Box 427, Station A
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9N4
 
T 613-990-0597
F 613-990-9818
 
ccampbel@gallery.ca 


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Box List

Box Folder
Box 1 File 1 Autograph album 
File 2 Typescript of Refus Global 
File 3 Ephemera 
File 4 Scrapbook with correspondence and ephemera 
Box Folder
Box 2 File 1 Photographs 
File 2 Scrapbook 

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