An incredibly varied body of work
Revelations traces the trajectory of the artist’s practice, from his initial experiments with printmaking in the early 1940s right up to his death in 1971. The striking contrast between his early religious imagery and later erotic subjects – with a substantial body of abstract works in between – is a tangible reminder of the profound social changes that were taking place in Quebec during the artist’s relatively short career. Dumouchel was also a highly esteemed teacher who trained many of the first generation of modern printmakers in Quebec, all the while pushing the boundaries of techniques and materials.
Le Journal de Montréal
Credits and curatorial team
An exhibition organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and curated by Peggy Davis, Professor of Art History at UQAM, and Anne Grace, Curator of Modern Art, MMFA.
Albert Dumouchel (1916-1971), The Banners in the Night, 1958, etching, aquatint, 49.8 x 39.6 cm (sheet), 29.4 x 22.5 cm (image). MMFA, purchase, Wake Robin Fund in memory of Nelo St.B. Harrison. Photo MMFA, Jean-François Brière