1929 - 2021
Born in Montreal in 1929, Kittie Bruneau (Marguerite Bruneau) is a Quebec painter and engraver. She studied at the l’École du Musée des beaux-arts between 1946 and 1943, then at the Montreal School of Fine Arts and the Montreal School of Art under the direction of Ghitta Caiserman-Roth. She then lived in Paris and studied at the Académie Julian until the end of the 1950s.
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Often associated with post-automatism, her work is not part of any particular school or theory. She lived for many years on Bonaventure Island in the 60s and 70s. The birds of the island, as well as the fishes and boats that are part of the landscape of the Gaspésie region are an important source of inspiration and are intertwined in her compositions.
A member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, she has also received several recognition grants for her work. She has presented more than 60 individual exhibitions in cities such as Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, and Paris.