Artwork by Jean LeFébure,  Abstraction

Jean LeFébure
Abstraction

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1960 lower right
23.5 x 32 ins ( 59.7 x 81.3 cms )

Sold for $5,900.00
Sale date: May 29th 2018

Provenance:
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. He lived in Paris from 1952 until 1963 where he was part of a lively community of Canadian and French artists. In Abstraction the influence of Borduas’ black and white palette and impasto technique is evident. Painted in 1960, the year Borduas passed away, “Abstraction” recalls his tactile paintings of the late 1950s with wide, heavily applied pigment.

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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.