1930 - 2013
Jean Lefebure, born Lefebvre in 1930 in Montréal came from a modest family, however this did not thwart his efforts to study Architecture. He came from a family who also produced another artist, his sister Monique Lefebvre.
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Near the end of the Second World War, he discontinued his studies in Architecture and turned his attention towards Painting, frequenting a group of artists known as the Autonomists- such artists as Jean-Paul Mousseau and Marcelle Ferron would have a definite influence on his work.
Being one of sound determination, he travelled to Europe at the age of nineteen. He was first shown in Madrid, later he headed to Paris where he worked in a bookstore for a period of time.
He returned to Québec in 1965 and from that moment on he began to teach, two years at Laval University and then at Saint Laurent College until he retired in 1990.
He favoured freestyle in painting and called upon his inner force for inspiration. The Autonomist movement influenced his work up until the time of his passing away at the age of 83 on March 21st, 2013.