biography of Henri Léopold MASSON (1907-1996)

Birth place: Spy, Belgium

Addresses: Ottawa, Ontario

Profession: Painter

Studied: Ottawa Art Assn.; Windsor Univ. (L.L.D., 1954).

Exhibited: Aspects of Contemporary Painting in Canada, Andover, Mass., 1942; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1946; Can. Printing, Wash., DC, 1950; Biennale, S„o Paulo, 1951; Colombon Int. Exhib. Mod. Art, New Delhi, 1953; Walter Klinkhoff Gal., Montreal, 1970s.

Member: Can. Group Painters; Can. Soc. Painter in WC; Can. Soc. Graphic Arts.

Work: Nat. Gal. Can.; Art Gal. Ont.; Nat. Gal. Caracas, Venezuela; Mus. PQ; Bezalel Mus., Jerusalem.

Comments: Preferred medium: oils. Teaching: instr. painting, Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ont., 1948-52. Publications: illusr., "Quebec in Revolt," Fortune mag., 1966.

Sources: WW73; "Painters of Quebec" (film), Nat. Film Bd., 1942; M. Barbeau, Henri Masson (Ryerson Press, 1945); Graham McInnes, Canadian Art (Macmillan, 1950).