Ruines d'une maison ukrainienne sur le chemin River

Painting by Pauline Boutal (1894-1992).

Pauline BOUTAL
Photo: Pierrette Boily

oil on canvas
51 x 40,6 cm
© St. Boniface Museum.


Pauline Boutal (1894-1992)

Pauline Boutal-LeGoff was born in Lanhouraneau, Brittany, France on September 8, 1894. She moved to Manitoba in 1907, and studied at the Winnipeg Art Club and Winnipeg School of Fine Arts in 1912. In 1946, she continued her studies at the George Elmer Browne School of Fine Arts, then in Paris, at the studio of painter André Lhote and at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière.

She worked in oils, watercolours, pastels or pencil to produce landscapes, portraits, views and genre pictures. Her art was exhibited at the Canadian embassy in Paris, the National Gallery of Canada and the Manitoba Artists Society. Pauline Boutal was director of the Cercle Molière from 1941 to 1968.

Pauline Boutal received a number of awards, including the Order of Canada in 1973, the Palmes académiques françaises in 1939, the Ordre du Mérite de la culture française in 1971 and an honorary doctorate from the University of Manitoba in 1979.
Pauline Boutal (1894-1992)

Pauline Boutal-LeGoff was born in Lanhouraneau, Brittany, France on September 8, 1894. She moved to Manitoba in 1907, and studied at the Winnipeg Art Club and Winnipeg School of Fine Arts in 1912. In 1946, she continued her studies at the George Elmer Browne School of Fine Arts, then in Paris, at the studio of painter André Lhote and at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière.

She worked in oils, watercolours, pastels or pencil to produce landscapes, portraits, views and genre pictures. Her art was exhibited at the Canadian embassy in Paris, the National Gallery of Canada and the Manitoba Artists Society. Pauline Boutal was director of the Cercle Molière from 1941 to 1968.

Pauline Boutal received a number of awards, including the Order of Canada in 1973, the Palmes académiques françaises in 1939, the Ordre du Mérite de la culture française in 1971 and an honorary doctorate from the University of Manitoba in 1979.

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Learning Objectives

The learner will:

  • Understand that art can influence and reflect culture by conveying social and ethical issues
  • Be aware that the creative process is influenced by personal experience.
  • Understand that our reaction to art is based on our own experiences
  • Be aware of the diversity of Francophone art across Canada
  • Develop an appreciation of historical and contemporary Francophone art in Canada
  • Recognize the role of the curator in choosing, researching and interpreting art for exhibition

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