Alfred Pellan

1906-1988 Alfred Pellan, born in Quebec. Began his studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Quebec (1920-1925). Went to Paris in 1926 on a Quebec government scholarship and studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts under Lucien Simon and at the Grande Chaumiere, Colarossi, and Ransom academies. Later he was associated with Picasso, Leger, Miro, and Max Ernst. Won first prize at the Premiere Exposition d'Art Mural, Paris, in 1935. Exhibited with the Surindependants in Paris, 1937-1939. Returned to Canada in 1940. Designed theatre decorations in Montreal and murals in the Canadian embassies in Paris and Rio de Jameiro. Taught at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, 1943-1950. Went to Paris in 1952 on a government scholarship and held a one-man exhibition at the Musee d'Art Moderne in 1955. Returned to Montreal in 1955. Lives at Sainte-Rose near Montreal.