McEWEN, Jean Albert : 1923 - 1999

Born in Montreal in 1923, he became interested in painting at a very early age. In 1949 and 1950 he exhibited paintings in the Annual Spring Exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Montreal. After a solo exhibition at Galerie Agnes Lefort in 1951, he was encouraged by Paul-Emile Borduas to travel to Europe. He stayed in Paris for 3 years where he spent time with Jean-Paul Riopelle and Sam Francis.


1954 Galerie Agnes Lefort

1955 Espace 55, Montreal Museum of Fine Art Galerie L'Actuelle

1956 Modern Canadian Painters-Parma Gallery, New York Galerie Actuelle

1957 Association of Non-Figurative Artists of Montreal, Montreal Museum of Fine Art

1959 3rd Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Art, National Art Gallery of Canada in Ottawa

1960 Solo Exhibit in Gallery XII at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

1962 "Paintings from Canadian Collections", Musée de Bordeaux, France;|Exhibition of Canadian Artists in Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY;| Commonwealth Institute in London, England; Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York

1963 Martha Jackson Gallery in New York City " 5 Canadian Painters" at the Musée Galleria in Paris Biennial Exhibition in Sao Paulo, Brazil

1966 Jean McEwen & Harold Town, travelling exhibition, National Gallery ofCanada

1967 Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal; National Gallery of Canada; Canadian Pavilion of Expo 67; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

1970 Art in Quebec, Man and His World, Montreal

1973 Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris; McEwen 1953-1973, Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal

1974 Marlborough Gallery, New York

1978 Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris

1982 Sir George Williams Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal

1985 National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec, PQ

1987 "Colour in Depth", Montreal Museum of Fine Art

1988 Receives the Paul- Emile Borduas prize from the Government of Quebec