Artwork by Jean LeFébure,  Abstraction

Jean LeFébure

oil on card, laid down on canvas
signed and dated 1964 lower left
6.25 x 8.25 ins ( 15.9 x 21 cms )

Sold for $1,150.00
Sale date: November 23rd 2017

Estate of the artist
Private Collection, Montreal
Jean LeFébure was one of youngest artists associated with the Quebec post-war abstract movements. In 1949 he studied at the École de Beaux-Arts under Paul-Émile 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. Dating to 1964, “Abstraction”, demonstrates a shift in LeFébure’s approach from the impasto borrowed from Borduas to a flatter composition consisting of planes of colour, reminiscent of the work of Les Plasticiens.

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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.