Exhibitions by Jean McEwen

Multiple artists

Orange
Jan. 15, 2022 to Feb. 12, 2022

Multiple artists

ByDealers Auction — Out of Our Reserves — October 2021
Oct. 18, 2021 to Nov. 2, 2021

Multiple artists

Espaces optiques - Virtual visit
March 19, 2020 to May 16, 2020

Multiple artists

Toronto Art Fair 2019
Oct. 24, 2019 to Oct. 27, 2019

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Depuis 30 ans - Maintenant
May 11, 2019 to June 29, 2019

Jean McEwen

Jean McEwen - Poèmes barbares (1998-2018)
Sept. 6, 2018 to Oct. 6, 2018

Multiple artists

Mes amitiés, Riopelle
Nov. 26, 2017 to Feb. 24, 2018

Jean McEwen

Peinture 1952-1998
July 16, 2016 to Sept. 3, 2016

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La couleur quantifiée
March 2, 2016 to April 9, 2016

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De but en blanc
Jan. 23, 2016 to Feb. 27, 2016

Jean McEwen

Feuilles aux yeux de pluie
Nov. 18, 2015 to Dec. 23, 2015

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Tribu moderne
July 11, 2015 to Aug. 29, 2015

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1989 – Une exposition improbable
June 18, 2014 to July 26, 2014

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Papier calque 1
April 18, 2014 to May 3, 2014

Multiple artists

L'écho des plasticiens
Feb. 13, 2013 to March 20, 2013

Jean McEwen

La séduction de l'acrylique
Sept. 12, 2012 to Oct. 13, 2012

Multiple artists

Du bon usage de l'acide...
April 4, 2012 to May 5, 2012

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Débuts
Jan. 18, 2012 to Feb. 18, 2012

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Coups de coeur – 1er état
Jan. 28, 2009 to March 7, 2009

Multiple artists

Montréal Paris New York
June 7, 2006 to July 8, 2006

Jean McEwen

Rétrospective
May 8, 2004 to June 12, 2004

Jean McEwen

Comme une aquarelle
Nov. 14, 2001 to Dec. 22, 2001

About the artist

Jean McEwen

Jean McEwen

Jean McEwen was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1923. He completed a degree in Pharmacy at the University of Montreal in 1948, but soon realized he was more of an artist and a poet than a chemist. Later his painted work would be exhibited alongside that of the soon-to-be-famous Automatist painters of Montreal, with Paul-Émile Borduas as their leader.

Starting in 1951, numerous solo exhibitions were held in Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto and New York (Martha Jackson Gallery). A first retrospective show was presented in 1973 at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, McEwen 1953-1973; a second retrospective show was organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine arts in 1987, entitled Jean McEwen: Colour in Depth.

Jean McEwen is considered one of Canada’s most influential abstract painters. He received many awards during his career, including the Concours Artistique for the Province of Quebec (1961) and an honorable mention during the Sondage 68 show at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (1968). In 1977 he received the Victor Lynch-Staunton Scholarship from the Canada Council, which honours outstanding artistic achievement by Canadian mid-career artists. He was also awarded the prestigious Paul-Émile Borduas Award by the Province of Quebec in 1998.

Jean McEwen died in Montreal on January 9, 1999.

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