| Andre Fontaine|| Painter|
| January 30, 2005, Quebec City, Canada|
André Fontaine (St Gédeon, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, March 6, 1926 – Quebec, January 30, 2005) was a painter known as "The Painter of the stars" and a newspaper journalist. He founded his movement in painting,(the cosmonitic art), in Quebec, being the first to use fiberglass. He was recognized worldwide and skirted famous names, including Walt Disney who dedicated a Mickey Mouse cartoon published in newspapers around the world.
André Fontaine (painter) Wikipedia
Andre Fontaine was born on March 6, 1926 in St. Gedeon, a small village in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, a region of Quebec. He studied in Lac-Saint-Jean, then he went high school at Royal Military College Road Victoria, British Columbia. He obtained master's degrees in psychology and fine arts, and a PhD in cosmology at the University of Florida. To defray his studies, he painted alongside big names such as Jackson Pollock and Jacques Fresco. He married first wife, Marie-Paule Tremblay in Alma, Quebec in 1945. From this union he had two daughters, Helen was born October 11, 1946 and Pauline was born in 1948. The divorce was formalized in 1966.
Fontaine, whose works were winning for the first time in 1953 internationally from more than 5,000 exhibits.
In 1963, the American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded him a medal and a scholarship for his artworks and his research, including creating a new painting medium the "texmos". The following year, he won the gold medal of the "American Architectural Association". Then a bright future for this emerging artist who is gaining popularity and is known throughout the great capitals of the world for its unique art he created. His art is his vision of the infinite universe, a step in the future, marking the time by his modernism. Numerous exhibitions of his works are connected and major U.S. and foreign personalities buy the paintings by. The new composition of his paintings give a three-dimensional effect. In the U.S., we know it mainly by his last name "Fontaine". Thus in 1965 the famous Walt Disney immortalised Fontaine in a Mickey Mouse comic published worldwide, in which the nephew of Mickey shows that he got the autograph of the painter Fontaine, "the fastest in the world" as that 'he says. In 1966, the Wowetco, organizing artistic and cultural works takes him under contract and his works are exhibited throughout the world. Andre Fontaine, father of his art, "cosmonitic art", he created, its revolutionary medium, which he called "the Texmos" in 1963. The small little boy from Quebec has exceeded the boundaries of his country not only Canada and the United States, but he managed to make himself known in the greatest capitals of the world! And his works are in museums of contemporary art.
Fontaine worked as a freelance journalist, correspondent of the International Press Institute. He worked as a reporter for several agencies including, Radio-Canada, Pathe News, The Saturday Evening Post and International Movietone. He was sent abroad to make feature s, by being present on site during major political events of world history such as: Cuban Revolution, from the mountains of the Sierra Maestra, the crisis of Panama, civil war dominicaine, the construction of the Berlin Wall, Christmas 1963, the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, the Pope's visit to the United Nations. In addition, he has reported on major launches at Cape Kennedy since it opened in 1956. He was the first Quebec journalist to be a member of La Presse to Cape Canaveral. Exceptional man who touched many areas, it was ordained by the United Church in 1964. Veteran of the World War II (1939–1945), he was wounded on active duty and released in 1947. He also made his military service, United States, National Guard dismissed: Lieutenant Colonel. In 1965, Serge Brousseau, famous critical to Le Journal de Montreal Andre Fontaine defined as a "cosmic painter" News "The Painter of the Stars". "Because of his art of avant-garde. In addition, he said, speaking of Fontaine in an article published at the time "you're never a prophet in his country", and Fontaine went into exile outside his native country to be recognized for his art and its creation. He lived several years in the United States within West Indies and Latin America. In 1966, he wanted to disclose facts about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, as certain revelations were disturbing to some people, they wanted his silence.
In 1977, Fontaine out of the shadows, after some difficult years, where he was like " out" from the living world for political reasons. He published a book co-written with Carmen Morin to tell the whole truth about the story. In 1977, began another life, very different and opens his art studio in Quebec. He had just published the book "conspiracy, which by its embarrassing revelations, was considered to index a book which was withdrawn from the market. That year, he met a young artist, Joan Doyon, who works at the studio to teach painting to children. Both artists have developed a beautiful partnership working, so the following year, 1978 he proposed a bold plan to open an art gallery together. Fountaine Art Gallery opened in Quebec on 56, rue St-Pierre. Due to the inplication artists with good causes, which offer courses to underprivileged youth, this was the first art gallery offering art classes and professionals to receive a government grant, which was led by René Lévesque.
In December 1979, Andre Fontaine married for the second time. His wife was Joan Doyon. They had a daughter, Rachel, born in September 1980. Union that lasted over 25 years until his death.
During the 1980s he organized 90 exhibitions of his paintings in the regions of Quebec and also gives occasional concerts of classical singing, which sometimes for weddings or the holidays. Another facet of Fountain, is the benefactor of the holiday season, which was recovering beignes, muffins restaurant before closing in order to move the bring centers of charity for the poor. Being a man of action, he remained active in various fields in addition to his paintings: He was a speaker at academic conferences, a tenor opera singer who gave concerts in churches, guests in TV shows to talk about his art. Fontaine died on January 30, 2005 following an myocardial infarction at the Hospital Saint-François d'Assise in Québec.The Cuban Revolution, depuis les montagnes de la Sierra Maestra
The crisis of Panama
The Dominican civil war
the Cyprus crisis
The assassination of US President John F. Kennedy
The construction of the Berlin Wall
the arrival of Pope Paul VI at the United Nations in 1965
1964: at a public Art show in the Miami science Museum
1964: June 24 to July 3, 1964 Fontaine exhibit his painting at the art Gallery "Galerie Martin" (for the first time in Canada)
1964: in October at the inn "le Toit de Chaume"
1965: in June, at the Festival of the Arts of the White House in Washington, his work "meeting"
1965: in October, French arts Gallery in Montréal
1966: at the Mayfair art gallery oa Miami (thême) the cosmos and mysteries of the universe
1966: May to July in Montreal
1969: in May, at the "Maison des Arts de Chicoutimi "
1969: September 11 to 18 at the cultural center of Cowansville
1971: May 23 to June 27 at the "Maison des Arts de Chicoutimi"
1972: in December, Edmonton, in McCauley Plaza, Jasper Ave. : Show "creation"
1973: at the third international IRPA congress
1973: in July, at the Dallas Times herald Gallery,
1975: in a free gallery, Beyrouth Liban
1978: in May, the innoguration the wall at school François Perrault, Ste Foy
1978: Exhibition "the challenge to the stars"
1980: February 17 to March 20 à l'Atelier 858, Montréal
1981: April 9 to 19 at the mall, Place Lebourgneuf at Québec city
1983: in Drummondville in the auditorium "powder keg", conference on UFOs and exhibition Canvas
1986: December December 3 to 5 in the Beauce
1987: in June at the mall, Place Ste Foy of the Quebec city
1987: August 31 at St Nicholas
1987: December 2 to 6 Downtown
1988: exhibition at the crossroads Beauport November 3-4-5-6
1989: October 10 to 14 at the mall the galleries of Trois Pistoles
1990: 1991 exhibition at Gallery Sir Wilfrid Hamel, Quebec
1992: exhibition in Montreal
1995: December 8 to 17 YWCA, Holland Hall Devonshire Quebec
1996: exhibition at Place Ste-Foy, Quebec
1999: from July 22 to August 5: The Casket Library, Library of Lac Beauport
2002: from June 15 to 30, 2002; the Casket Gallery, Library of Lac Beauport
In 1953: his works are winning for the first time on the International Pan, among about 500 other works on display.
In 1960: he opened art gallery at Place Ville-Marie in Montreal.
In 1963: "American Academy of Arts and Letters" attribute to him the second medal and a cash prize of $5,000 for his creations and his research.
In 1964: "The American Association archictural" he was awarded the gold medal.
In 1965: Walt Disney makes him immortal by creating a comic of Mickey Mouse which was published throughout the world, in which Mickey's nephew to have the sale autograph Fontaine.
In 1977: publication of the book "Conspiracy – between light and shadow", signed Carmen Morin.
In 1978: he opened an art gallery on St-Pierre street, in Québec: "Fountain Gallery Inc..."
In 1978: April 3, 1978 inauguration of the mural "The man and the universe" (24 'x 8'), done at the school-Francois Perreault of Quebec
In 1991: large mural painted on the fascade of a building in Saint-Roch (Quebec) | Saint Roch