Fernand Toupin

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Fernand Toupin (1930, Montreal- 2009 Terrebonne) is a Québécois abstract painter best known as a member of the avant-garde movement Les Plasticiens. His work is in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada.[1]

Honors[edit]

Solo exhibits[edit]

  • 1959 Galerie Denyse Delrue, Montréal
  • 1962 Galerie Agnès Lefort, Montréal
  • 1965 Galerie Camille Hébert, Montréal
  • 1967 Retrospective, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
  • 1970 Galerie Arnaud, Paris
  • 1970 Galerie Gilles Corbeil, Montréal
  • 1972 Galerie Arnaud, Paris
  • 1972 Retrospective, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris
  • 1974 Galerie Bernard Desroches, Montréal
  • 1974 Suite d'automne, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
  • 1976 Galerie Arnaud, Paris
  • 1976 Galerie Bernard Desroches, Montréal
  • 1976 Olympic Stadium, Montréal
  • 1977 Place des Arts, Montréal
  • 1977 Les jeunesses musicales du Canada, Mont-Orford
  • 1979 Galerie Frédéric Palardy, Saint-Lambert
  • 1979 Claude Gadoury Art moderne, Montréal
  • 1980 Galerie Gilles Corbeil, Montréal
  • 1980 Dominion-Corinth Gallery, Ottawa
  • 1981 Retrospective, Collège André-Grasset, Montréal
  • 1982 Galerie Lacerte Guimont, Sillery
  • 1983 Galerie Frédéric Palardy, Saint-Lambert
  • 1984 Galerie Présence, Montréal
  • 1985 La Galerie, Montréal
  • 1986 Galerie Frédéric Palardy, Saint-Lambert
  • 1986 Retrospective, Musée d'art de Joliette
  • 1988 Galerie Bernard Desroches, Montréal
  • 1990 Galerie Bernard Desroches, Montréal
  • 1995 Riverin-Arlogos art contemporain, Eastman
  • 2001 Galerie Bernard, Montréal
  • 2003 Retrospective, Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Rivière-du-Loup
  • 2004 Retrospective, Galerie Montcalm, Gatineau
  • 2005 Galerie Bernard, Montréal
  • 2005 Retrospective, Galerie Renée-Blain, Brossard
  • 2006 Retrospective, Musée régional de la Côte Nord, Sept-Iles
  • 2007 Retrospective, Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfsville, Nova Scotia
  • 2008 Retrospective, Colline Gallery, Edmundston, New Brunswick
  • 2009 Galerie Bernard, Montréal
  • 2009 Retrospective, Maison de la culture Villeray, Montréal
  • 2010 Retrospective, miniature works (1968–1992), Galerie Bernard, Montréal
  • 2011 Retrospective (1952–2001), Galerie Lamoureux Ritzenhoff, Montréal
  • 2013 Inédits, Galerie Bernard, Montréal
  • 2015 Works on paper from 1979, Galerie Bernard, Montréal

Group Exhibits (selection)[edit]

1954 Petit salon d'été, Librairie-galerie Tranquille, Montréal

1955 Les Plasticiens, L'Échourie, Montréal

1956 Toupin et Belzile, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Gallery XII

1956 Young sculptures, Sainte-Hélène Island, Montréal

1956 Duo exhibition, exhibition exchanges Canada/USA, Parma Gallery, New York

1958 Salon de la jeune peinture, École des beaux-arts de Montréal (winner of the first prize)

1959 Abstract Art, École des beaux-arts de Montréal

1962 Two Worlds Festival, Spoleto, Italy

1966 Canadian Art, travelling exhibit across Canada from the Sayde and Samuel Bronfman collection

1970 Quebec Pavillon, Osaka World Expo, Japan

1972 Fourth international paintings Festival, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France (winner of the national prize for Canada)

1973 Galerie Cazevane, Paris

1975 Canadian canvas, travelling exhibit of large paintings to nine Canadian museums

1976 Randall Galleries, New York

1977 Jauran et les premiers plasticiens, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

1980 Art Expo, International Art Exposition, New York Coliseum, New York

1980 Dix ans de propositions géométriques, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

1980 Randall Galleries, New York

1987 Accents de la collection Lavalin, Galerie Lavalin, Montréal

1991 Tokyo Central Museum, Japan

1992 Les Plasticiens, National Gallery of Canada / Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec / Winnipeg Art Gallery

2005 Les Plasticiens, Galerie Simon Blais, Montréal

2005 Les Plasticiens, Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke

2008 Cape Breton University Art Gallery, Sydney, Nova Scotia

2011 Quiet Mutinies: Art in Québec in the 1950s, The Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary, Alberta

2012 A Matter of Abstraction, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

2013 Les Plasticiens and the 1950s-1960s, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

2013 The Plasticiens and Beyond: Montreal 1955-1970, Varley Art Gallery, Markham/Unionville, Ontario

2014 Mid-Century Modern, Museum London, London, Ontario

2014 Dialogues formels, Musée d'art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec

2015 Dialogues de l'oeil, Permanent Collection of the City of Gatineau

2016 Abstracta Delecta: The Quebec Painters, Winchester Galleries, Victoria, B.C.

Miscellaneous (selection)[edit]

1970-72 Tapestries, ateliers Pierre Daquin, Paris

1971 "Germinal", mural for the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

1974 Set creation for "Au-delà du temps/Time out of mind", Les Grands Ballets Canadiens

1975 "Errances", art book on poems by Fernand Ouellette including seven lithographs

1977 Set creation for "La Scouine", Les Grands Ballets Canadiens

1977 "Hochelaga", mural for the Wilfrid-Pelletier Concert Hall at Place des Arts in Montréal

1978 "Prochain épisode", art book on the novel by Hubert Aquin including 14 lithographs and one etching

2005 Participates in the documentary of André Desrochers, "L'intuition intuitionnée" on the first movement of Plasticiens

Public Collections (selection)[edit]

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke

Musée d'art de Joliette

Musée Laurier

Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Rivière-du-Loup

Place des Arts, Montréal

University of Montréal

City of Montréal (Saint-Laurent district)

City of Brossard

City of Gatineau

Selection Reader's Digest

Loto-Québec

Banque Nationale du Canada

University of Lethbridge, Alberta

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Museum London, London, Ontario

Statische Kunstgalerie, Bochum, Germany

Centre national d'art contemporain, Paris, France

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Artist's gallery on Cybermuse
  2. ^ Profile on the website of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts

External links[edit]