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Paul-Emile Borduas, Untitled No. 6

Title

Paul-Emile Borduas, Untitled No. 6

Denomination

35¢

Date of Issue

May 22, 1981

Year

Quantity

11,350,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Canadian Art

Series Time Span

1981

Perforation or Dimension

13.5

Printer

British American Bank Note Company.

Creators

Designed by Pierre Fontaine.

Original Artwork

Paul-Émile Borduas, "Sans titre no 6", circa 1957 Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec

About Stamp

Paul-Émile Borduas was born in St-Hilaire, Quebec, in 1905, and studied there under the well-known Ozias Leduc. The spontaneity of children's art inspired Borduas, and the words of André Breton, a surrealist poet, stimulated him. Breton called for "the dictation of thought, free from any control the reason and of any aesthetic or moral preoccupation." The influx into Montreal of artists fleeing France after the German invasion boosted abstract art in Quebec. It was then that Borduas attempted his first abstract works. A group of like-minded young followers soon surrounded him calling themselves "Les Automatistes". They mounted several exhibitions and in 1948 published a manifesto entitled "Refus global". He later left Canada and died in Paris in 1960. The stamp features Borduas' painting "Untitled No. 6". This painting is in the Musée d'Art contemporain in Montreal. The stamp format was designed by Pierre Fontaine.

Reference

Canada. Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1981.

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