Works by Marcelle Ferron

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre H0097

Oil on panel
1955-1956
30 x 32 cm (12 x 12,5 po)
Price available on request

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre

Oil on canvas
1958
114 x 195,5 cm (45 x 78 po)
Price available on request

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre

Oil on canvas
1955
37 x 45,5 cm (14,5 x 18 po)

● not available

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre - Tondo H0023

Oil on canvas
1996
122,5 x 122,5 cm (48 x 48 po)
Price available on request

Marcelle Ferron

Göteborg

Gouache on paper
1956
20 x 39 cm (8 x 15,5 po)
Price available on request

Marcelle Ferron

Göteborg

Gouache on paper
1956
23,5 x 13 cm (9,25 x 5 po)

● not available

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre H0172

Oil on wood
1955
26 x 18,5 cm (10,25 x 7,25 po)
Price available on request

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre H0276

Oil on canvas
V. 1958-59
15 x 18,5 cm (6 x 7,25 po)
$ 10,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre H0170

Oil on wood
1964
17 x 27,2 cm (6,75 x 10,75 po)
Price available on request

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre H0133

Oil on canvas
V. 1995-98
13 x 18 cm (5 x 7 po)
$ 7,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre H0094

Oil on canvas
V. 1990-95
31 x 23 cm (12,25 x 9 po)
Price available on request

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre H0168

Oil on paper, canvas and mounted
V. 1990-95
25,5 x 20 cm (10 x 8 po)
$ 10,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre H0201

Oil on canvas
N. D.
73,5 x 51,5 cm (29 x 20,25 po)
Price available on request

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre H0134

Oil on canvas
V. 1995-98
18 x 13 cm (7 x 5 po)
$ 7,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre H0161

Oil on canvas
1999
102 x 51 cm (40 x 20 po)
Price available on request

Marcelle Ferron

La folle Diva H00047

Oil on canvas
1985-86
183 x 61 cm (72 x 24 po)
Price available on request

Marcelle Ferron

Promenade H0155

Oil on canvas
1980
91,5 x 25,5 cm (36 x 10 po)
Price available on request

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre H0128

Oil on canvas
v.1995-1998
26 x 13 cm (10,25 x 5 po)
$ 8,500.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre H0234

Oil on canvas
N. D.
61 x 50,5 cm (24 x 19,75 po)
Price available on request

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre H0093

Oil on canvas
V. 1990-95
21 x 26 cm (8,25 x 10,25 po)
$ 10,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre H0216

Oil on canvas
1954-1994
48,5 x 64 cm (19 x 25,25 po)
Price available on request

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre P0615

Oil on paper
N.d.
24,8 x 18,4 cm (9,75 x 7,25 po)
$ 6,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre P0328

Oil on paper
N.d.
62,5 x 49 cm (24,5 x 19,25 po)
$ 10,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre P0327

Oil on paper
N.d.
63,5 x 49 cm (25 x 19,25 po)
$ 10,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre P0322

Oil on paper
V. 1962-63
50,5 x 40,5 cm (19,75 x 16 po)
$ 8,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre P0186B

Oil on paper
N.d.
35,6 x 42,7 cm (14 x 16,75 po)
$ 7,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre P0054

Oil on paper
N.d.
49 x 59,5 cm (19,25 x 23,5 po)
$ 10,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre P0039

Oil on paper
N.d.
39,7 x 49,5 cm (15,5 x 19,5 po)
$ 8,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre P0456

Oil on paper
N.d.
26,5 x 20,5 cm (10,5 x 8 po)
$ 7,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre P0497

Oil on paper
N.d.
17 x 16,5 cm (6,5 x 6,5 po)
$ 5,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre P0307

Oil on paper
N.d.
20 x 8 cm (8 x 3 po)
$ 4,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre P0436

Oil on paper
V. 1962-63
27,5 x 26 cm (10,75 x 10,25 po)
$ 7,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre P0561

Oil and varnish on paper
N.d.
13 x 17,7 cm (5 x 7 po)
$ 6,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre P0535

Oil on cardboard
C. 1998-1999
13,8 x 6 cm (5,5 x 2,25 po)
$ 3,200.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre P0464

Oil on cardboard
N.d.
28 x 10 cm (11 x 4 po)
$ 4,800.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre P0477

Oil on paper
N.d.
24,7 x 20,7 cm (9,75 x 8 po)
$ 6,500.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre P0454

Oil on paper
N.d.
24,5 x 17,5 cm (9,75 x 7 po)
$ 6,500.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre P0475

Oil on cardboard
N.d.
27,3 x 20,5 cm (10,75 x 8 po)
$ 7,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre H0712

Oil on foamcore
Non datée
26 x 29 cm (10,25 x 11,5 po)
Price available on request

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre P0919

Oil on cardboard
N.d.
20 x 18,5 cm (8 x 7,25 po)
$ 5,800.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre H0261

Oil on paper mounted on stretcher
V. 1980
21 x 25,5 cm (8,25 x 10 po)
$ 10,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre (P0560)

Oil on paper
v.1985-1990
12,5 x 17,5 cm (5 x 7 po)
$ 5,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre P0110

Oil on paper
v.1992
17 x 19,5 cm (6,75 x 7,75 po)
$ 6,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre P0474

Oil on paper
N.d.
15,1 x 14,2 cm (6 x 5,5 po)
$ 5,000.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre P0877

Oil on foamcore
N.d.
20 x 18,5 cm (7,75 x 7,25 po)
$ 5,800.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre No 23

Fused glass
Années 1970
16,5 x 16,5 cm (6,5 x 6,5 in)
$ 5,800.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre No 13

Glass
Années 1970
20,5 x 20,5 cm (8 x 8 po)
$ 5,800.00 CAD framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre No 33

Fused glass
Années 1970
21 x 21 cm (8,25 x 8,25 po)
$ 5,800.00 CAD not framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre No 41

Fused Glass
N.d.
25,5 x 35 cm (10 x 13,75 po)
Price available on request

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre No 35

Fused Glass
N.d.
$ 8,500.00 CAD not framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre No 34

Fused glass
N.d.
21 x 22 cm (8,25 x 8,75 po)
$ 5,800.00 CAD not framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre No 17

Fused glass and mixed media
1975
21,5 x 21,5 cm (8,5 x 8,5 po)
$ 5,800.00 CAD not framed

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre No 15

Fused glass
Années 1970
23,5 x 23,5 cm (9,25 x 9,25 po)

● not available

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre - (Papier Japonais 1)

Oil on japanese paper
v. 1988
123 x 39 cm (48,5 x 15,25 po)
Price available on request

Marcelle Ferron

Sans titre - (Papier Japonais 2)

Oil on japanese paper
v. 1988
136,5 x 39 cm (53,75 x 15,25 po)
Price available on request

About the artist

Marcelle Ferron

Marcelle Ferron

Marcelle Ferron was born in Louiseville, Québec in 1924; she died in Montréal in 2001. After she was expelled from the École des beaux-arts in Québec City, where she had studied with Jean-Paul Lemieux, she settled in Montréal and became friendly with the artists in the automatiste movement who were moving their painting in an abstract direction. A signer of the 1948 Refus global manifesto, along with Paul-Émile Borduas, Jean Paul Riopelle, Françoise Sullivan, Pierre Gauvreau, Fernand Leduc, Marcel Barbeau, and others, Marcelle Ferron established herself as one of Québec’s most important artists in the modern era.

Her first solo show was held in 1949 at the Librairie Tranquille on Sainte-Catherine Street in Montréal, one of the very few exhibition spaces at that time presenting avant-garde art. In 1953, she moved to Paris, making a home there for herself and her three daughters. During her 13-year-long stay in the French capital, she took part in many exhibitions, which gained a wider audience for her work. Living in France also brought about her introduction, through Michel Blum, to the art of glass-making. Despite the fact that she was living abroad, in 1957 the Canada Council awarded her a major grant. Later, in 1961, she won the São Paulo Biennale’s silver medal. However, her left-wing political convictions caused her a number of problems, chief among them her 1966 expulsion from France that resulted from her association with an anti-Franco activist. Returning to Québec, she taught at Université Laval and created the stained glass work for the Champ-de-Mars Métro station that is considered one of her masterpieces. She was made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1972 and was awarded the Paul-Émile-Borduas Prize, the Québec government’s highest honour for achievement in the visual arts, in 1983.

Throughout her prolific career, Marcelle Ferron’s work was included in many major group exhibitions, among them the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ 64th Annual Spring Exhibition (1947), Rebelles, on Mansfield Street in Montréal (1950), the Third Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Art at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa (1959), Artistes de Montréal at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (1965), Borduas et les automatistes at the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais in Paris (1971) and The Crisis of Abstraction at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa (1992). The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal presented two retrospectives of her work: Marcelle Ferron de 1945 à 1970 in 1970, and Marcelle Ferron, une rétrospective 1945-1997 in 2000. Galerie Simon Blais mounted a 2008 exhibition devoted solely to Ferron’s art that was accompanied by a catalogue published in both French and English. Most recently, Marcelle Ferron’s works have been on view in the exhibition The Automatiste Revolution: Montreal 1941–1960, organized by Markham, Ontario’s Varley Art Gallery, where it was presented in 2009 before travelling to Buffalo, New York’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery in 2010.

References:

ARBOUR, Rose-Marie, et al., Marcelle Ferron, Montréal and Laval, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and Les 400 coups, 2000, 143 pp.

BEAUDET, Pascale, et al., Marcelle Ferron : Monographie, Montréal, Éditions Simon Blais, 2008, 151 pp.

NASGAARD, Roald, and Ray ELLENWOOD, The Automatiste Revolution: Montreal 1941–1960, Toronto and Vancouver, Varley Art Gallery of Markham and D&M Publishers, 2009, 160 pp.

ROBERGE, Gaston, Autour de Marcelle Ferron, Québec City, Le Loup de Gouttière, 1979, 104 pp.

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