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Arbour, Madeleine

Arbour, Madeleine

Date of Birth: 1923-03-03
Place of Birth: Granby
Gender: Female
Nationality: Canada
Occupation or Profession: Painters
Uses technique(s): Textile-Working Technique, Scenography, Costume Design, Mural Painting, Painting (Art Technique)

Madeleine Arbour (born on March 3, 1923, in Granby, Quebec) is a Quebec painter and designer. She is recognized as a pioneer in the fields of design, visual arts and performing arts. In 1948, she signed the Refus global manifesto, along with Jean-Paul Riopelle, Pierre Gauvreau, Paul-Émile Borduas, Marcel Barbeau, Bruno Cormier, Claude Gauvreau, Muriel Guilbault, Fernand Leduc, Thérèse Renaud, Jean-Paul Mousseau, Maurice Perron, Louise Renaud, Françoise Riopelle, Françoise Sullivan and Marcelle Ferron. She began her professional career as a window designer and worked in the early days of television making puppets and developing scripts for the children’s program La Boîte à Surprise from 1959 to 1965. She designed sets and costumes for the Théatre du Rideau Vert and the Jean-Duceppe theatre company. In the 1970s, she hosted an interior design column on the television program Femmes d’aujourd’hui. She also worked on the children’s television series Patofville from 1974 to 1975. From 1962 to 1982, in addition to teaching at the Institut des arts appliqués in Montreal, she was also responsible for the aesthetic presentation program at the Cégep du Vieux Montréal. Her accomplishments include the redesign of Via Rail Canada’s transcontinental service cars, as well as the panoramic lounges of the Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto train stations. She also redesigned the decor and layout of Air Canada’s Boeing and Airbus airplanes, as well as the public areas of the Governor General of Canada’s residence. On October 5, 2012, UQAM recognized Madeleine Arbour by awarding her an honourary doctorate, a decision of the Board of Directors on the recommendation of the Faculty of Arts. Through the honour, the university recognized Ms. Arbour’s exceptional career in the fields of design, set design, television and visual arts.

Source: Translated by CHIN using information from https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeleine_Arbour.
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