Signed Center - Titled au verso
Sight - 6.5 ins x 5.5 ins (16.51 cm x 13.97 cm)
(1933 – 1998 CAD)
Born in Saint-Césaire, Quebec. She studied painting and sculpture at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal. Her teachers included Jacques de Tonnancour and Stanley Cosgrove, and sculpture with Louis Archambault.
In 1961 she had her first one-woman show at Galerie Denyse Delrue in Montreal. Her style is associated with the Automatistes and Paul-Émile Borduas.
For many years she taught art in Montreal at the Ecole des beaux-arts, the Université du Québec, and Concordia University.
In 1983 she was elected president of the Conseil des Artistes-Peintres du Quebec.
Viewing her paintings in 1964 Dorothy Pfeiffer commented, “. . . in spite of the amount in pounds of paint laid on her canvases, Gervais manages to suggest dimensions of space, depth, transparency, texture, and movement which are remarkable . . . colourful, stencil-like, paintings climb like exotic vines, or else soar like flights of birds of paradise. Everything moves, flies, rises, or flaps loudly in Gervais’ paintings. But nothing – absolutely nothing – flutters. In fact, the dominant note in her technique is ‘power,’ a power both authoritative and invigorating.”
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Signed Center - Titled au verso
Sight - 6.5 ins x 5.5 ins (16.51 cm x 13.97 cm)
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