Marcelle Ferron

Born January 29, 1923, in Louiseville, Quebec – Died November 19, 2001, in Montreal, Quebec


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Marcelle Ferron was the most important Quebec female artist, she met Paul-Émile Borduas, and became an important member of the abstract art group the Automatistes in 1946. She signed the famous manifesto Refus global in 1948. Ferron moved to Paris in 1953 and spent the next 13 years building an international reputation exhibiting in Brussels, Paris, Mexico City, Milan, Munich, Sao Paulo, Rome, Turin and Zurich.

She was expelled from France in 1966 for her political actions and returned to Quebec ending her most important period for painting. Marcelle Ferron was awarded many honors including several firsts for a woman artist:

  • Sao Paolo Biennial 1961, silver medal
  • Prix Paul-Émile-Borduas 1983
  • Grand Officer of the Ordre national du Québec, 2000

Her work is represented in important museum, corporate and private collections around the world including:

  • Agnes Etherington Centre, Kingston, Ont.
  • Banque Nationale du Canada
  • Concordia University
  • Hirshorn Museum, Washington D.C.
  • Hydro-Quebec
  • Musee d'Art Contemporain, Montreal
  • Musee d’art de Joliette
  • Musee du Quebec
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Power Corporation of Canada
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

The current auction record for work of art by Marcelle Ferron is $485,500.

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