Marcel Barbeau

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Marcel Barbeau, painter, sculptor, filmmaker (b at Montréal 18 Feb 1925). An active member of the AUTOMATISTES led by Paul-Émile BORDUAS, Barbeau is a widely exhibited, innovative artist. His early training was thorough. As well as studying drawing at the École du meuble, Montréal, he worked with Borduas, with architect Marcel Parizeau and art historian Maurice Gagnon. He travelled extensively 1962-74, living and exhibiting in Paris, New York and California, and his style changed, moving from the lyrical abstracts of the Automatiste period towards a more geometric mode.

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