Portraits d’artistes

To celebrate its 65thth anniversary, the Arts visuels de Gatineau has asked art historian, Jessica Ragazzini to trace the portraits of various international renown artists and picture the artistic life of Gatineau. She has reminded us, firstly, that in 1955 some women artists have founded the Aylmer Association to develop arts in their town by organizing classes and expositions. Originally, all types of arts had their places in this group which will later take the name of Aylmer Art Council in 1978. The Association would then become Arts visuels de Gatineau in 2019 to better adapt to the demographic changes. Many artisans have been selected for their important role in Gatineau’s artistic life and their radiating influence internationally.