Born in Paris, France in 1890. Died in Montréal, Quebec in 1967. Adrien Hébert RCA was born in Paris in 1890 during a trip there by his parents. His father, Louis-Philippe, supervised the casting of bronzes to decorate the façade of the Quebec Parliament. In 1904, Adrien was accepted at the Monument National, where he studied under Joseph Saint-Charles, Edmond Dyonnet, Joseph Franchère and Jobson Paradis. He continued his studies from 1907 onward with William Brymner at the Art Association of Montreal, where he remained until 1911. He became an associate member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1932, and four years later was awarded the Jessie Dow Prize, which he won again in 1939. In his many articles, the aesthetic defended by Adrien Hébert was resolutely modernist. In the 1920s, he began to paint scenes from the city of Montréal, believing that technological progress would promote social change.
Postcard dated 20 May 1923
© Gift of Ms. Claire Bertrand and Mr. Claude Bertrand, Montréal, 1990
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Photo: Jean-Guy Kérouac
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