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Ladouceur, Jean-Paul

Ladouceur, Jean-Paul

Biography

Jean-Paul Ladouceur was born in Montreal in 1921. He was, among other things, a watercolorist, a decorator, and a director of animated films.

In Quebec, he is best known for his characters in Pépinot et Capucine, a children’s television series, although he is the recipient of an Oscar for one of his animated films. In the arts world, he is seen as a major influence in watercolour.

He studied at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal, Sir George Williams College (now Concordia University) and the Université de Montréal.

He held various positions for the following companies: ONF, Radio-Canada, France-Film and Réseau TVA. He held many titles: graphic designer, animator, decorator, screenwriter, illustrator, director, producer, director of animated films, actor, presenter, instructor, program director and creativity advisor. His professional career led him to be a member of management for these same companies.

For the last twenty years of his life, he focused on painting, watercolour teaching, and art journalism. At the time of his death, he had accumulated more than 55 years of work in illustration and other forms of visual art.

He has exhibited in numerous art galleries in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa. His paintings are found in various corporate or institutional collections, such as those of CN Hotels, the CMQ, the Royal Court of the Netherlands, Métro, Domtar and Unicef. More than one book on art is devoted to him.

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