23 August 1922|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Died||7 April 2011(aged 88)|
|Education||l'École des beaux-arts de Montréal|
|Notable work(s)||for film and television|
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
- "Pierre Gauvreau s'éteint" (in French). Radio-Canada. 8 April 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
- La Presse Canadienne (8 April 2011). "Le réalisateur, auteur et peintre Pierre Gauvreau est décédé". Le Soleil (in French). Retrieved 9 April 2011.
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