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Maurice Raymond was born in Montreal on July 23rd, 1912, and resided in Vieux-Longueuil, Quebec, a the time of his death.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1930Studies at the École des Beaux-Arts, in Montreal. Graduated in 1933
1934 – 1936Further studies in painting. École des Beaux-Arts, Montreal
1941Provincial Government Scholarship Travels in the United States as a partial student (1 year)
1942Professor of pictorial composition École des Beaux-Arts, Montreal
1945Winner, in a tie for the first “Grand Prix de Peinture” at the Quebec Provincial Art Competition5 member jury included:
Fernand Léger and Father Marie-Alain Couturier
19504 month European cultural tour (France, Italy, England)
1957 – 1965Director of Studies at the École des Beaux-Arts, Montreal
   
1962 – 1963Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts – tour of European countries – sustained creative period
1966Return to teaching (painting)
École des Beaux-Arts, Montreal
1969 – 1977Painting Professor at Université du Québec à Montréal
   
1970 – 1977Theoretical and practical research on certain aspects of Color
In 1973-74 and 1974-75: grant from the Quebec Ministry of Education
“ Research and Concerted Action Training”
1977Publication of a research report:
Fixité relative des principales matières picturales” (“Relative Fixity of Principal Pictorial Materials”)
Department of Plastic Arts, Université du Québec à Montréal

1945 Lauréat, ex-aequo, du premier « Grand Prix de Peinture » au
Concours artistique de la Province de Québec
Jury de 5 membres dont :
Fernand Léger et le Père Marie-Alain Couturier 1950 Voyage culturel de 4 mois en Europe (France, Italie, Angleterre) 1957 – 1965 Directeur des études à l’École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal 1962 – 1963 Bourse du Conseil des Arts du Canada.
– tournée des pays d’Europe – période de création soutenue 1966 Retour à l’enseignement (peinture).
Directeur de l’École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal 1967 – 1977 Professeur de peinture à l’Université du Québec à Montréal 1970 – 1977 Recherche portant sur certains aspects de la Couleur,
tant théoriques que pratiques
En 1973-74 et 1974-75 : subvention du Ministère de l\’éducation
« Formation de chercheurs et d’action concertée » 1977 Publication d’un rapport de recherche :
« Fixité relative des principales matières picturales »
Département des Arts plastiques de l’Université du Québec à Montréal

SPECIFIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS

1939Contribution to monumental murals for the Canadian Pavilion at the New York World Fair General management: Edwin Holgate and Albert Cloutier
1940Poème de la terre”: a pictorial synthesis of the Quebec panorama and farm workers in the fields Musée du Québec Collection
1945Illustration for ”Histoire de France
Text by René Ristelhueber, French ambassador to Canada, Published by Variétés, Montreal
1950“Canadart” Experience: personal creations used as printed patterns on fabric.
paintings presented at Henry Morgan’s, in Montreal.
Other participants included: Paul-Émile Borduas, Stanley Cosgrove and Robert Lapalme
1954Mural: St-Émile Church, Montreal
Robillard, Jetté and Beaudoin, architects

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

1955Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, Montreal
1958Centre d’arts des Jeunesses Musicales,
Mount Orford, Quebec
1963Gouaches récentes”, Galerie Libre, Montreal
1977Art Galery, Université du Québec à Montréal
Recherches sur la Couleur” (Research on Color)
1986“Cinquante années de travail 1936-1986” (Fifty years of work 1936-1986) A retrospective exhibition
Galerie du 22 mars, Montreal
1994Mes jardins intérieurs” (My Inner Gardens)
Jardins Intérieurs, 1755 Victoria, St-Lambert

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Took part in about seventy-five group exhibitions in Canada and abroad, including the following:
1937Salon des Anciens de l’École des Beaux-Arts,
Scott Gallery, Montreal First acquisition by a museumClarence Gagnon, delegate from the Musée de la Province de Quebec
1943Annual exhibition by the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
Montreal Art Association and Musée de la Province
1944“Canadian Art in Brazil”
National Museum of Rio de Janeiro and Prestes Maia Sao Paolo Gallery
1945“The Evolution of Painting in Canada”
Art Gallery of Toronto
Mobile Gallery: Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto
1948“Five Quebec Painters”
Musée de la Province de Quebec
other participants: Jean Dallaire, Franklin Arbuckle, Jean-Charles Faucher and Louis Muhlstock
1951“Contemporary Artists and Collectors”
organized by the Canadian Artists Federation, Quebec Region, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1952“Contemporary Painters of Montreal”
organized by The Woman’s Canadian O.R.T., Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1956Association des Artistes Non-Figuratifs de Montréal (Montreal Association of Non Representational Artists)
Hélène-de-Champlain Restaurant, St-Helen’s Island, Montreal
1957Museum of Fine Arts and Musée de la Province
1960École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal and National Gallery, Ottawa
“ Liturgical Arts from Canada”Pan-American Union, Washington
Panorama de la peinture Montréalaise
St-Helen’s Island, Montreal“Artists of Quebec”Maritimes Circuit.Organized by the National Gallery of Canada
1957       “Second Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Art” Organized and circulated across the country by the National Gallery of Canada
“ A Selection of Contemporary Quebec Painters”
National Gallery of Canada
Mobile Gallery: Western Art Circuit
1958“A Selection of Painters from Montreal”
Hélène-de-Champlain Restaurant, St-Helen’s Island, Montreal
“ Artek Gallery Artists” Montreal
1966“Collections”
Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art,
1967Panorama I de la Peinture au Québec” (1940-1955)
Museum of Contemporary Art and Musée du Québec
1970“Large Scale Paintings – Thirteen Montreal Artists” Museum of Contemporary Art
1974Exposition internationale de Bâle, Suisse
(International Exhibition, Bâle, Switzerland)with the S.A.P.Q. group
1977“11 Artists of the Société des Artistes Professionnels du Québec” (Quebec Society of Professional Artists) McDowell Gallery, Toronto
1982Les esthétiques modernes au Quebec, de 1916 à 1946” (Modern Aesthetics in Quebec, from 1916 to 1946) Organized by the National Gallery of Canada Mobile Gallery: Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec
1983L’Association des Artistes non-figuratifs de Montreal” (Montreal Association of Non Representational Artists)
commemorating the Association’s foundationSir George Williams Art Gallery, Montreal
1984Les artistes de la Galerie
Galerie du 22 mars, Montreal

REPRESENTATION IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Musée du Québec,
Quebec Montreal Museum of Fine Arts,
Montreal National Gallery of Canada,
Ottawa Museum of Contemporary Art,
Montreal Musée d’art de Joliette,
Joliette Lachine Museum,
Lachine

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

1956Founding member of the Association des Artistes Non-Figuratifs de Montréal (Montreal Association of Non Representational Artists)
1966…Founding member of the Société des Artistes professionnels du Québec (Quebec Society of Professional Artists) Since 1983: Conseil des Artistes Peintres du Québec (Quebec Council of Artistic Painters)
1970…Individual member of Inter-Society Color Council (United States)
1972…Founding member of the Canadian Society for Color in Art, Industry and Science
1975…Cofounder of the Centre québécois de la Couleur (Quebec Center for Color)
1978…Elected member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (R.C.A.)