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Normand Hudon (1929 - 1997)


Acrylic on panel

8" x 10" | 12" x 14" frame

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25.4 cm x 20.32 cm / 10'' x 8'' | With frame: 40.6 cm x 35 cm / 16'' x 13.75''

The Canadian painter Normand Hudon was born on June 5, 1929 in Montreal. He began his studies at the Querbes academy and the École Saint-Viateur. From 1945, Normand Hudon drew for the covers of La Presse. He began his studies at the École des Beaux-arts de Montréal in 1947, taking drawing lessons under the supervision of Jean Simard.

Normand Hudon participates in the 66th Spring Salon of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts with his work Pointe-au-Pic. In 1948, he began his career as a cartoonist at La Patrie and Le Petit Journal. The following year, Normand Hudon left for France to study at the Académie de Montmartre in Paris under the direction of the painter Fernand Léger. During his stay in France, Hudon met the painter Picasso. Upon his return to Quebec, Normand Hudon worked as a caricaturist in cabarets while maintaining his freelance position for newspapers. From 1952, Normand Hudon began his broadcast on Radio-Canada with Gérard Delage, who made him famous in the province. The first major exhibition of the painter Hudon will be held at the Galerie Agnes Lefort in 1956.

He will be recognized by many as a cartoonist who is more amusing than mean. From 1958 to 1961, he worked full time for Le Devoir. In 1961, he was hired at La Presse until 1965. At the same time, he made appearances on the small screen in various shows. He makes two to three drawings every day. Normand Hudon made the front page of Time Magazine Canada in 1965 with the caricature of Marc Favreau. He created a work in four panels for the ceiling of the Energy Pavilion at Expo 67, then a mural for the humor pavilion at Terre des Hommes.

In 1968, Normand Hudon founded Le Poing, a humorous magazine and in 1970 the Normand Hudon Academy for teaching drawing by correspondence. In 1973, La Presse organized a drawing competition with the artist's participation which was a great success. The impression that emerges from his paintings is that of childish and mischievous cheerfulness. These favorite subjects are found in the working-class neighborhoods of the metropolis, religious schools, judges and lawyers.

He died at the age of 68.

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