In 1943 Gauvreau and others were invited to exhibit with the Contemporary Art Society, which fostered Québec's most adventurous art. Gauvreau remained associated with this circle, and became part of the group known as the AUTOMATISTES, who with others produced the 1948 manifesto REFUS GLOBAL. By the mid-1950s, Gauvreau was using looser, more gestural imagery in his work, and was also working for the new medium of TV as a writer, director and producer. He stopped painting in the early 1960s and did not start again until 1975. His later work continued his exploration of gesture and calligraphy.
Author KAREN WILKIN
Links to Other Sites
See an online gallery of art works by renowned artist Pierre Gauvreau. From the Gallery Gevik website.
A brief profile of Automatiste artist Pierre Gauvreau from barongallery.ca.