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April 22, 2015 18:00 ET

Ecrits et pensees: Quebecor Presents Part 3 of Solo Exhibition by Quebec Painter Louis Boudreault

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - April 22, 2015) - Quebecor is proud to present Écrits et pensées, another exhibition of works by internationally known Québec painter Louis Boudreault, in the gallery at its head office building until June 26.

"Our goal when we opened the Quebecor gallery was to provide a showcase for talented Québec artists," said Pierre Dion, President and CEO of Quebecor. "The exhibits at the gallery are seen by our employees and visitors to our offices, and are open to all. We are very excited to be hanging works by an artist of Louis Boudreault's talent in our gallery."

Écrits et pensées is Part 3 of a major series of exhibits devoted to the work of Louis Boudreault. In these touching portraits, the artist depicts his subjects as children or teens. The first two shows, Voix d'ici and Voix d'ailleurs, consisted of 44 paintings of 20th century figures from Québec and elsewhere.

Écrits et pensées presents paintings of 28 children who would grow up to become great writers and thinkers who influenced Boudreault and the contemporary world. The towering figures featured in the series include Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Marguerite Duras, Gandhi, James Joyce, Anne Frank and Émile Nelligan. Most of the large scale paintings are from Boudreault's Destinées series, which has been shown in Paris, London, New York and Hong Kong. All three sections of this important show, mounted specifically for the Quebecor gallery, were curated by Esteban Dravet.

Two paintings for Earth Day

On this 22nd day of April, Quebecor and Louis Boudreault wanted to mark Earth Day. At the opening, the painter will unveil portraits of two gurus of the current environmental movement, Hubert Reeves and David Suzuki. After the exhibit, the paintings will be donated to the foundations that bear their names.

Biography

Louis Boudreault, a native of the Magdalen Islands, studied literature and theatre before deciding to devote himself entirely to his art. In 1982, he joined the workshop of Édouard Mac'Avoy, the great Parisian master of the portrait, where he learned the discipline required to push a drawing ever further, to paraphrase Mac'Avoy. Louis Boudreault then entered the École du Louvre and completed a Master's degree in art history. True to his passion for that field, he served as an advisor to major art collectors before embarking on a career as a painter in the 1990s. Boudreault regularly exhibits in Europe, North America and Asia.

Since it opened in 2012, the Quebecor gallery has presented works by a dozen Québec artists: Marie-Hélène Parent, Alexandre Castonguay, Maskull Lasserre, Lise-Hélène Larin, Catherine Bolduc, Chris Salter, Guy Larammée, Pascal Dufaux, Jacinthe Carrier, Patrick Beaulieu, Marie-Josée Laframboise, Jérôme Fortin, and of course Louis Boudreault. Quebecor also supports many museums and visual arts organization and events in Québec, including the Board of Montréal Museum Directors, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal.

For more information on Boudreault's work, see:

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