Lise Gervais

Lise Gervais 1975

Un éclaire a jailli
Oil on canvas, signed titled and dated, 1975
56 x 56 cm, 22 x 22 in.

• Private collection, Montréal, PQ.



Lise Gervais 1933 – 1998 studied painting at Ecole des beaux-arts de Montreal, with Jacques de Tonnancour and Stanley Cosgrove, and sculpture with Louis Archambault 1950 – 54. For sixteen years, she taught at Ecole des beaux-arts de Montreal, at Universite du Quebec at Montreal and at Concordia University. In 1983 and 1984, she was president of the Conseil des Artistes Peintres du Quebec. Her paintings are steeped in the traditions of Paul-Emile Borduas and the Automatistes.


  • 1961 Galerie Denyse Delrue, Montreal; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • 1964 Galerie du Siecle, Montreal; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
  • 1967 Musee du Quebec; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
  • 1970 Galerie du Montreal; Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal; Musee Rodin, Paris
  • 1983 Bishops University Art Gallery, Lennoxville, PQ
  • 1990 Galerie d’Art du College Edouard-Montpetit, Longueil
  • 2003 McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London


  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal
  • Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Concordia University, Montreal
  • Queen’s University, Kingston
  • Hart House, University of Toronto
  • York University, Toronto
  • Samuel Zacks Collection, Toronto
  • Samuel Bronfman Collection, Montreal
  • Charles Delloye Collection, Paris
  • Universite de Montreal Collection
  • Musee d’art de Joliette