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Tribute to Francine Simonin
Exhibited artist: Francine Simonin
Lacerte art contemporain is proud to pay tribute to the Swiss painter and printmaker, Francine Simonin, deceased in October 2020. The gallery will present a selection of works on paper and canvas produced over the last forty years, period during which the gallery owner, Louis Lacerte, regularly exhibited the artist’s works. The gallerist describes Francine Simonin as a committed artist who was entirely devoted to her art: “She lived for her art. Her independent spirit and lightning energy manifested itself in her work in a visceral way. Her deep understanding of printmaking and painting techniques allowed her to transcend her art to the fullest. Her work is enormous.” Like this vast production, the exhibition is intended to be a celebration in memory of one of Quebec’s greatest painters.
Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1936, Francine Simonin moved to Montreal in 1968, when she received a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. She taught plastic arts at the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières from 1970 to 1994. Over the course of her fruitful career, Simonin presented more than two hundred individual exhibitions, mainly in Switzerland, Canada, France, the United States and in Spain. Her works can be found in many museums, corporate and private collections, here and abroad. She lived and worked in Montreal and Evian.