20th Century Abstract Still Life by Denyse Gadbois (1921-2013), Canadian
20th Century Abstract Still Life by Denyse Gadbois (1921-2013) Canadian
‘Apples and Prunes’
Oil on canvas, signed upper left, exhibition label on verso bearing title & signature.
Canvas dimensions, 12.25" high x 15” wide, set in its original carved and white painted frame, measuring 17.5” x 20.5" wide.
Bio: Denyse Gadbois was the daughter of Marie Louis Gadbois (1896-1985) who was also a recognized and accomplished Canadian painter who had exhibited with her daughter Denyse at various exhibitions during the 1950’s & ‘60’s. Denyse Gadbois trained with Canadian artist Goodridge Roberts at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 1944 and at the Académie Julian in Paris in 1945. After returning to Canada she competed in and won one of the five $1000 prizes at the 'Grand Prix de Peinture' Quebec Provincial Competition. The other four artists were Jean Soucy, Maurice Raymond, Irene Legendre and Pierre De Ligny Boudreau. Denyse Gadbois participated in numerous exhibitions including the ‘Exhibition of Canadian Women Painters’ at the Riverside Museum in New York in 1947 and is listed in the Art Gallery of Ontario and in the National Gallery Of Canada.