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Guido Molinari

Guido Molinari was born in Montreal in 1933. He took a few courses at the city’s École des beaux-arts and Museum of Fine Arts’ school between 1948 and 1951, but owed the bulk of his artistic education to his readings and travels, in particular to New York.

In 1965, he took part in The Responsive Eye, a major exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), before representing Canada in 1968 at the 34th Venice Biennale, where he won the David E. Bright Foundation prize. The National Gallery of Canada organized a retrospective exhibition of Molinari’s work in 1976 and again in 1995.

Molinari was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1971; he received the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award in 1973; and he became the youngest-ever winner of the Paul-Émile Borduas Prize in 1980. Guido Molinari died in February 2004. 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

This work is presented in collaboration with Galerie Simon Blais.

Factsheet of the work

  • Serigraph, 19/22, 50 x 38 in., 1992
  • © Succession Guido Molinari / SOCAN (2018)