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Images taken from the movie: Jourdain "Ciel d'encre" (2003)

from Ginette Belavance

Music: "Fire Dance" Keith Jarrett




Jacques Jourdain was born in Trois-Rivières, Québec in 1931. In 1956, he graduates from les Beaux-Arts du Québec and from the beginning of his career he takes part in a number of dynamic mouvements in the world of fines arts in Montréal under the name of École de Montréal du temps. It was then possible to rub shoulders with Borduas, Pellan, Riopelle, Gauvreau, Ferron, etc.

In 1958, Les amis de Montréal invite him to present his works before the Montréal public.

In 1959, Montréal’s Musée des Beaux-Arts kept a few of his paintings for it’s 77 th year of the Salon du printemps. Afterwards, he exhibited his paintings at the Galerie Martin, Galerie Desmarais, Galerie l’Art Francais, Galerie du Vieux Trois-Rivières, Saint-Joseph seminary and Galerie Zanettin. Presently he is representing in many galeries in Québec, Ontario and Vancouver. Nomination of the Beaux-Arts price and painter of the Montréal Jardin Botanique’s flower. Jourdain’s steadiness is shocking: the sophistication and the technique of his style which he is almost the only one to hold the secret to his method help him create works of rare poetry, for his technique has a way to make light dance, to hide the transparencies os stained-glass windows where color with itself transposes into emotion.