La Société d'art contemporain : 1939-1948

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Author/collaborator
Title
La Société d'art contemporain : 1939-1948
Abstract
The Contemporary Arts Society (Société d'art contemporain) was formed in January 1939 to promote public awareness of modern art in Montreal. Membership was open to all artists of "non-academic tendencies," and the initial 25 members included Paul-Émile Bordus, Fritz Brandtner, Stanley Cosgrove, Louis Muhlstock, Goodridge Roberts, Jori Smith and Philip Surrey. John Lyman, a prominent Montreal painter and critic, was the society's founder and first president. In May 1939 the society began to admit nonartist associate members, many of whom were Francophone art teachers, critics and collectors. This transformation from an essentially Anglophone group continued in 1943, when Alfred Pellan and Borduas were allowed to bring their young followers into the society as exhibiting but nonvoting junior artists.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
Université de Montréal
Place
Montréal
Date
1975
Language
fr
Citation
Perreault, Lise. “La Société d’art contemporain : 1939-1948.” Master’s Thesis, Université de Montréal, 1975.
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