Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art

Les Automatistes

Françoise describes the “seven magic years” that began one November night in 1941 when she and close friends Pierre Gauvreau and Bruno Cormier visited artist/activist Paul-Émile Borduas in his Montreal studio. Fired by a new attitude towards art and politics and influenced by the ideas of the French surrealists, these three formed the core of the group called Les Automatistes.

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