Philomène Belliveau

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Philomène Belliveau
Portrait Philomène Belliveau.jpg
Born29 July 1854 Edit this on Wikidata
Memramcook Edit this on Wikidata
Died17 March 1940 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 85)
Rimouski Edit this on Wikidata
OccupationPainter, drawing Edit this on Wikidata

Philomène Belliveau (1854 – 1940) was a Canadian artist of Acadian descent.

The daughter of Modeste Cormier and Joseph Belliveau, she was born in Memramcook and was educated at the convent of the Sisters of Sacré Cœur (known as Reed's Castle) in Saint John. In 1889, she travelled to Boston, where she took courses in painting and drawing. After she returned to New Brunswick, her portraits in pastel became very popular. The Acadian museum at the Université de Moncton has four of these portraits in their collection.[1][2]

In 1904, she married judge Alphonse Pierre Garon. The couple settled in Shediac, later moving to Rimouski.[2]

She died in Rimouski at the age of 85.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Philomène Belliveau". Art and Culture. Canadian Heritage Information Network.
  2. ^ a b c "Philomène Belliveau" (in French). Société Culturelle de la Vallée de Memramcook.