Denis Juneau

1925 - 2014

The 1960s were a defining period in the overall practice of the painter Denis Juneau. His geometrical approach to abstraction foregrounded his experimentations with colour. Juneau’s works have been shown in numerous exhibitions throughout Canada and abroad, including in Brussels, London, New York, Paris, Spoleto, and Washington, DC. Among his most important shows were Juneau, a travelling exhibition organized by the Consulate General of Canada in New York (1975–76); Denis Juneau: New Perspectives (1956–1984) at the National Gallery of Canada (1984–85); and Ponctuations, a retrospective organized by the Musée du Québec in 2001–02. Juneau was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1973. He was awarded the Gershon-Iskowitz Prize in 1986 for his outstanding contribution to contemporary art, and the Prix Paul-Émile Borduas in 2008 in recognition of his overall career. He died in 2014 in his native Verdun.