Claude Tousignant

GGA, Les Plasticiens, Order of Canada, RCA

Oil on Canvas, circa 1955
14.75 x 10 in (37.5 x 25.4 cm)


Claude Tousignant Biography

GGA, Les Plasticiens, Order of Canada, RCA

Born in Montreal, Quebec in 1932, Claude Tousignant always knew he wanted to be an artist. He attended school at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts School of Art and Design and graduated in 1952. Upon graduation he became a part of the Plasticiens art group, focusing on experimental styles of abstract painting; and the Montreal Association of Non-Figurative artists. With their vibrant colours and large size, Tousignants paintings can be categorized in several ways: minimalist, expressionist, and abstractionist.