“La Légende du Hibou” by Paul-Émile Borduas

La Legende du Hibou, 1954
18″ x 24″

Sotheby’s, Toronto, ON Canada
D&E Lake Ltd., Toronto ON Canada
Mann Collection since 1997, St. Catharines, ON Canada

This painting by Paul-Émile Borduas was exhibited in New York at Passedoit Gallery (Jan. 10 – Feb. 5, 1955) entitled “Water-Colours 1954”

About the Artist:
The leader of the avant-garde Automatiste movement and the principal author of the Refus global manifesto of 1948, Paul-Émile Borduas had a profound influence on the development of the arts and of thought, both in the province of Quebec and in Canada. Borduas was born in 1905 in the village of Saint-Hilaire, where he apprenticed with the painter Ozias Leduc before studying art in Montreal and in Paris. After the publication of Refus global, he lost his teaching position in Montreal and within a few years left Quebec for New York and then Paris. Borduas achieved some measure of international recognition in his final years in Paris, where he died in 1960.