Rita Letendre

Canadian

Born: Quebec, Drummondville 1928-11-01
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Noga
Rita Letendre
Noga
Serigraph
20 x 28 in
sold
Sharas, 1973
Rita Letendre
Sharas
silkscreen
28 x 38 in
sold
Encounter, 1967
Rita Letendre
Encounter
Serigraph
13.5 x 17 in
sold
Silence, 1969
Rita Letendre
Silence
Serigraph
20 x 22 in
Sold
Rita Letendre’s work attracted attention in the early 1950s through her association with Paul-émile Borduas and the Montreal abstractionists known as the Automatistes. Their primary objective was the liberation of the creative force through the painted surface. Although their influence was instrumental in the evolution of her style, Letendre developed a singular vision in her body of work that resulted in an international reputation and an extensive exhibition record.
Studied at
Collections
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal
Musée National du Québec, Québec
Musée Laurier
La Caisse de Dépot du Québec
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Concordia Art Gallery, Montreal
Art Gallery of Vancouver
Art Gallery of Windsor
Carleton University
Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto Dominion Bank
Royal Bank of Canada
The Art Bank of Canada, Canada Arts Council
The Palm Springs Desert Museum Palm Springs, California
San Diego Art Gallery
The Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario
Storm King Art Center, New York
IBM Canada, Toronto
Norcen Gas Corporation, Toronto
Rothmans of Canada, Toronto
Canadian Industry Ltd. (CIL)
Shell Canada, Calgary
Ministry of External Affairs
Northern & Central Gas Corporation Collection
Continental Telephone Corporation, Dallas, TX
Speed Museum, KY
University of California, Long Beach
Radio Canada, Montreal
Long Beach Museum of Fine Arts
Moncton University
Sir George William University, Montreal
Exhibitions

2017 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
2016 Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal
2014 Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal
2013 Gallery Gevik, Toronto
2013 Winchester Gallery, Victoria, BC
2012 Galerie Michel Guimont, Québec
2011 Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal
2010 Gallery Gevik, Toronto
2008 Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal
2008 Galerie d’Art d’Outremont, Outremont
2008 Gallery Gevik, Toronto
2006 Gallery Gevik, Toronto
2006 Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario
2005 Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal
2004 Musée du Québec
2004 Winnipeg Art Gallery
2004 Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal
2003 Musée du Québec
2003 The Art Company, Toronto
2002 Moore Gallery, Toronto
2002 Art Sutton, Sutton, Québec
2001 Centre d’Exposition de Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec
2001 Moore Gallery, Toronto
2001 Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal
2000 Moore Gallery, Toronto
1999 Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault St. Marie
1998 Galerie Madelaine Lacerte, Québec
1998 Centre Culturel de Drummondville
1997 Moore Gallery, Toronto
1997 Waddington & Gorce Gallery, Montreal
1997 Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal
1996 Art Sutton, Sutton, Québec
1994 Moore Gallery, Hamilton
1993 Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto
1992 Waddington & Gorce Gallery, Montreal
1991 Moore Gallery, Hamilton
1991 The 291 Gallery, Toronto
1990 Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario
1990 Moore Gallery, Hamilton
1989 Concordia Art Gallery
1989 Moore Gallery, Hamilton
1988 Moore Gallery, Hamilton
1988 Preston Burke Gallery, Detroit
1988 Waddington & Gorce Gallery, Montreal
1987 Preston Burke Gallery, Detroit
1984 DeVorzon Gallery, Los Angeles
1984 Galerie Gilles Corbeil, Montreal
1984 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1984 Waddington & Gorce Gallery, Montreal
1984 Wallack Gallery, Ottawa
1983 Gallery Graphica, Edmonton
1983 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1982 Galerie Gilles Corbeil, Montreal
1981 Wallack Gallery, Ottawa
1980 Centre Culturel de Drummondville
1980 Galerie Gilles Corbeil, Montreal
1980 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1979 Gallery Moos, Calgary
1979 The Art Package, Chicago
1979 The Ardwin Gallery, Detroit
1979 Wallack Gallery, Ottawa
1978 Galerie Gilles Corbeil, Montreal
1978 West End Gallery, Edmonton
1977 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1976 Algoma Festival of Technical Arts, Sault-St. Marie
1976 Arras Gallery, New York
1976 Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
1975 Galerie Gilles Corbeil, Montreal
1975 Vibrations Coloreés, Place des Arts, Montreal
1974 Arras Gallery, New York
1974 DeVorzon Gallery, Los Angeles
1974 Galerie de Montreal, Montreal
1974 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1974 Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California
1973 Benson Gallery, New York
1973 Galerie de Montreal, Montreal
1973 Gallery Moos, Toronto
1973 University of Toronto, School of Architecture
1972 Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
1972 DeVorzon Gallery, Los Angeles
1972 Malvina Miller Gallery, San Francisco
1972 Museé d’Art Contemporain, Montreal
1972 The Arwin Gallery, Detroit
1971 Galerie de Montreal, Montreal
1970 Roberts Gallery, Toronto
1969 Gordon Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
1969 Gallery Sherbrooke, Montreal
1967 Gallery Pascal, Toronto
1966 Galerie Agnes Lefort, Montreal
1965 Galerie Camille Hébert, Montreal
1963 Dorothy Cameron Gallery, Toronto
1963 Galerie Camille Hébert, Montreal
1963 University of Ottawa Art Gallery
1963 Université of Sherbrooke
1962 Here and Now Gallery, Toronto
1961 Dorothy Cameron Gallery, Toronto
1961 Galerie Denyse Delrue, Montreal
1961 Here and Now Gallery, Toronto
1961 Museé des Beaux-Arts, Montreal
1959 Galerie Denyse Delrue, Montreal
1958 Galerie Artek, Montreal
1956 Galerie L’Actuelle, Montreal
1955 Galerie L’Echourie, Montreal
Awards
Professional Activities
Publications
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal
Musée National du Québec, Québec
Musée Laurier
La Caisse de Dépot du Québec
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Concordia Art Gallery, Montreal
Art Gallery of Vancouver
Art Gallery of Windsor
Carleton University
Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto Dominion Bank
Royal Bank of Canada
The Art Bank of Canada, Canada Arts Council
The Palm Springs Desert Museum Palm Springs, California
San Diego Art Gallery
The Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario
Storm King Art Center, New York
IBM Canada, Toronto
Norcen Gas Corporation, Toronto
Rothmans of Canada, Toronto
Canadian Industry Ltd. (CIL)
Shell Canada, Calgary
Ministry of External Affairs
Northern & Central Gas Corporation Collection
Continental Telephone Corporation, Dallas, TX
Speed Museum, KY
University of California, Long Beach
Radio Canada, Montreal
Long Beach Museum of Fine Arts
Moncton University
Sir George William University, Montreal