Marcelle Ferron (1924-2001) is one of the most important female artists from Quebec.
She is one of two female artists that were associated the Automatistes art movement and would sign the Refus Global in 1948.
Ferron would not only be a master of abstraction, in both drawing and painting, but stained-glass as well.
She would spend 13 years in Paris beginning in 1953. She returned to Montreal during a time of great change, energy and creativity as the city prepared for Expo67.
Ferron would design a dramatic abstraction for the newly built Champ-de-Mars metro station. The work was considered quite radical as it was a large-scale public commission of a non-figurative work.
In 1970 Ferron was celebrated in a major-retrospective featuring her work in all media.
This dynamic work on paper is exemplary of her style; she is an exceptional colorist and often employs a "sweeping" technique to create contrasts and texture.
This drawing appears in the book "Marcelle Ferron: Papiers 1945-2000."
Signature: Signed by the artist.
Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal, Granville Fine Art, Vancouver
About Marcelle Ferron
French-Canadian, 1924-2001, Louiseville, Canada