Canadian group of artists active during the 1940s and the
early 1950s, led by PAUL-EMILE BORDUAS. They were named by
Tancrède Marcil jr in a review of their second Montreal
exhibition, published in February 1947 in Le Quartier latin,
the student journal for the University of Montreal, Quebec.
The earliest characteristic example of the group’s work was
Borduas’s Green Abstraction (1941; Montreal, Mus. F.A.),
a small oil painting intended as an equivalent to the
automatic writing of the Surrealist poet André Breton; it was
succeeded by a series of 45 gouaches exhibited by Borduas in
the foyer of the Théâtre Ermitage in Montreal from 25 April to
2 May 1942 and by other works painted before he moved to New
York in 1953.
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