Serge Lemoyne

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Serge Lemoyne was born in Acton Vale, Québec in 1941 and died in Saint-Hyacinthe in 1998. A student at Montréal’s École des beaux-arts from 1958 to 1960, he took part in a number of socially and politically committed art events during the 1960s and 1970s. At one and the same time the instigator of “happenings”, social agitator and activist, artist of electronic, visual and sonic media and, above all, an indefatigable painter, Serge Lemoyne was probably the most audacious of Québec’s postmodern artists. Some art historians consider him the first Québec Pop artist. Certainly, his paintings can be placed within the movement that followed the major debates pitting automatistes against plasticiens, where the referential nature of the image met the expressionist freedom of gesture.

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