Serge Lemoyne

1941 - 1998

Serge Lemoyne was born in Acton Vale in 1941. In the mid-sixties, Lemoyne takes an important part of the Quebec’s artistic scene. Lemoyne will be alternately the man of the happening, of the live painting, the organizer and the social agitator, the artist of the sound, visual and electronic mediums.

Today, he is considered as one of the most prominent Quebec painters of his time due to a personal pictorial practice that presents a kind of synthesis of the big post-war plastic movements from here and there. Colored, rebel but charming character, Lemoyne was able to defend with uncommon enthusiasm the same ideal throughout his artistic practice: make art accessible to a wider audience. Falling Star among the greats of contemporary painting. Quebec, Serge Lemoyne was dying in 1998 at the age of 57.

His work is in numerous private and public collections: Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Musée de Rimouski, Musée du Bas St-Laurent, Musée des beaux-arts du Sherbrooke.

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