Pierre Gauvreau (23 August 1922 – 7 April 2011) was a Québécois painter who has also worked in film and television productions.
He was born in Montreal, and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, today part of UQAM. He eventually associated with Quebec artistic dissident group Les Automatistes and became a signatory to the Refus global artistic manifesto.
Gauvreau worked in various aspects of television production during the 1950s. He took a break from painting during the 1960s until 1975. He continued to paint in 2005.
Gauvreau died on 7 April 2011 of heart failure at the age of 88.
Awards and recognition
- 1990: Prix Gemeaux, Grand Prix for his film and television work
- 1995: le Prix Louis-Philippe-Hébert