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News / November 20, 2014

McMichael Gift Boosts Quebec Artists

Fifty works by Jean-Paul Riopelle, Paul-Émile Borduas, Jean Paul Lemieux and others have been gifted to a museum best known for its Group of Seven holdings.

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection—known primarily for its connection to iconic Canadian artists in the Group of Seven, some of whom are actually buried on the collection’s grounds—has boosted its Quebec holdings recently.

A selection of works by Jean-Paul Riopelle, Paul-Émile Borduas, Jean Paul Lemieux, Marc-Aurèle Fortin and Robert Wakeham Pilot, among others, have been gifted to the McMichael by Andrée Rhéaume Fitzhenry and Robert Fitzhenry.

The gift, which promises to comprise 50 works, has been made in memory of Andrée Rhéaume Fitzhenry, who passed away in February 2013. To view some of the works, click on the slideshow window above.

Many of the works are now on view in the McMichael exhibition “Eyes on Quebec,” which spans 100 years of Quebec artmaking and continues at the gallery until February 1.