Artwork by Jean LeFébure,  La fille du briquetier

Jean LeFébure
La fille du briquetier

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1963 lower right; signed, titled and dated 1963 on the stretcher
31.75 x 39 ins ( 80.6 x 99.1 cms )

Sold for $8,050.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Private Collection, Montreal
Jean LeFébure was one of youngest artists associated with the Quebec post-war abstract movements. In 1949 he studied at the Ecole de Beaux-Arts under Paul-Emile Borduas. Three years later, at age twenty-two, LeFébure exhibited with Borduas and his contemporaries, including Marcel Barbeau, Jean-Paul Mousseau, Marcelle Ferron and Jean-Paul Riopelle. In “Fille du briquetier”, the influence of Borduas’ palette and impasto technique is evident; LeFébure applies thick, overlapping forms in black and white with a palette knife. The rust coloured strokes make reference to the painting’s title, which translates to “daughter of the brickmaker.”

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Jean LeFébure
(1930 - 2013)

Jean LeFebure studied at the Ecole de Beaux-Arts under Paul-Emile Borduas. He lived in Paris from 1952 until 1963 where he was part of a lively community of Canadian and French artists including Borduas and Jean-Paul Riopelle. His artwork is in private and public collections, including the Musee d'Art Contemporain, the Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec, and the Musee d'art de Joliette.