Hurtubise Jacques

Jacques Hurtubise was born in Montreal in 1939. A graduate of l’École des beaux-arts de Montréal, where he studied with Alfred Pellan, the artist participates in 1965 (at age 26) as the representative of Canada to the 8th Biennial of São Paulo, Brazil where he obtained a First Prize in Painting. He will be present again in 1967 at the 9th edition of the same biennial. Very early in his career Hurtubise is noted for his direct and hard-hitting style. Practicing both painting and printmaking, his works never stopped to amaze. After the automatistes, generation he is without a doubt one of the most prominent Canadian artists. During his 50 year career, several museums, including the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, were interested in his work and gave him major exhibitions. He was awarded the Prix Paul-Émile-Borduas du Government du Québec in 2000.

Jacques Hurtubise died in Margaree Harbour, Nova Scotia in December 2014.