June 9 Birth in Québec City of George Edmund Alleyn, son of Richard Alleyn and Lelia Devlin. Siblings Nora and Richard will follow.
Summer Encouraged by his aunt Nora Devlin Jones, an amateur painter, he paints outdoors, making pictures of sailboats and forest landscapes.
Becomes a boarder at the Jesuit Collège Jean-de- Brébeuf in Montréal. He publishes caricatures and satirical drawings in the student newspapers Loustic and Brébeuf-Matin.
Summer He goes painting in the Gaspé region and while in Port-au-Persil meets Jean Paul Lemieux, who is teaching at the École des beaux- arts de Québec.
September Enrols in first-year philosophy at Collège Saint-Charles-Garnier, in Québec City. He drops out in January 1951.
September On the recommendation of Jean Paul Lemieux, he is admitted to the École des beaux-arts de Québec. This is the start of Alleyn’s friendship with the artist, who introduces him to the work of the Impressionists, Van Gogh and Picasso.
Exhibits at Paul Gessell, on Daly Street in Ottawa. During the summer he paints in the Gaspé.
Alleyn rents a small studio on Rue Saint-Gabriel, in Québec City, which he shares for a while with the artist Claude Picher. April Holds his second solo exhibition (oils and watercolours) at the gallery L’Atelier, 12, rue Sainte-Anne, Québec City.
Attends St. Patrick’s, an English primary school in Québec City. He spends his summers on the shores of the St. Lawrence, in Kamouraska.
His father, who wants him to become a doctor, decides he should continue his education in French and enrols him at the Jesuit École Saint- Charles-Garnier, in Québec City. This forced switch from English to French leads to serious problems at school.
Victim of an attack of acute dermatitis, he is admitted to the Royal Victoria Hospital, in Montréal. The convalescence lasts until April, and Alleyn becomes depressed. His interest in painting increases after he sees The Ferry (1907), by James Wilson Morrice.
While at the École des beaux-arts de Québec, Alleyn makes his first experiments in non-figura- tive painting. April Along with Jean Paul Lemieux (who uses the pseudonym Paul Blouyn), participates in the exhibition La matière chante at Galerie Antoine, in Montréal. The selection by Borduas—who has returned from New York especially for the event—of his painting Ça arrive dans les meilleures familles no 1 and the public exposure of the hoax trigger a fierce newspaper debate between Claude Gauvreau and Claude Picher. May Attends the debate between Claude Gauvreau and Claude Picher at Librairie Tranquille on the respective merits of Automatisme and figura- tive art. Summer Rents a house in Saint-François, on Île d’Orléans, where he paints. The area attracts other artists, including Claude Picher, Denys Morrisset, Marcelle Maltais, Micheline Drouin, François Soucy, Jean Préfontaine and Pierrette Filion.
La matière chante, Galerie Antoine, Montréal, April 20 to May 4 Un groupe de Québec, Librairie Tranquille, Montréal, June
[Edmund Alleyn, Denys Morrisset, Paul Vézina], Palais Montcalm, Québec City, December 25 to 31
Is awarded first prize for painting for his work Marie, Reine du monde (set theme) in a com- petition organized by Maison Thérien et frères. May 24 Alleyn completes his studies at the École des beaux-arts de Québec, graduating second in his year. He receives a diploma as a “drawing teacher (1st level).” September 22 Wins the Grand Prize in the Concours artistique de la Province de Québec for his painting Sur la grève. October 13 Arrives in Paris. Recipient of a two- year grant from the Royal Society of Canada, Alleyn lodges at the Cité universitaire, enrols at the École des beaux-arts de Paris (which he attends rarely) and works occasionally at the Académie Julian near the Champs-Élysées.
Edmund Alleyn, Claude Picher, Galerie Agnès Lefort, Montréal, February 8 to 19
Concours de peinture Alexandre Thérien, main hall of the Université de Montréal, May 23
Concours de peinture Alexandre Thérien, Maison Thérien et frères, Montréal, May 25 to June 1 Concours artistique de la Province de Québec, Musée de la Province du Québec
Palais Montcalm, Québec City, opens September 29 Exposition des élèves de l’École des beaux-arts, Palais Montcalm, Québec City, opens November 5
March Alleyn visits Simone Aubry and Paul Beaulieu in London, U.K. Summer Spends the summer in Provence. He paints in Aix-en-Provence, frequents the art community of Vallauris and meets Picasso.
He later makes trips to La Ciotat and Collioure. Back in Paris, he begins to consider settling permanently in France.
Arvida Art Centre, Saguenay, Québec
[Inks and prints], Maison des étudiants canadiens de Paris Les Arts en France et dans le monde, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris
Canadian Abstract Paintings, Smithsonian Institution (tours in Canada and the United States 1956-1957)
March 1 Alleyn moves into a two-room apart- ment at 146, rue de Charenton, in the Bastille neighbourhood of Paris. March Second trip to London.
Summer Resides temporarily in Saint-Jean-de- Luz, near the Spanish border.
Alleyn, Galerie du Haut-Pavé, Paris, February 26 to March 14
35 Painters of Today, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, January 19 to February 3 Obelisk Gallery, London, U.K., opens March 7 Micro-Salon, Galerie Iris Clert, Paris, April Second Biennial of Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (travelling exhibition)
Lord’s Gallery, London, U.K.
January Along with the other painters in the Canadian section, Jean Paul Riopelle, Jack Shadbolt, Tony Urquhart and John Coughtry, wins a Guggenheim International Award. Summer Following an overnight fire in his stu- dio, Alleyn spends ten days in the Saint-Antoine hospital, in Paris, and then travels to Rome to convalesce at the home of his friend Pierre Pouliot. Visits the Venice Biennale with Suzanne Bernier.
November 1 Alleyn returns to Paris and rents an apartment at 93, rue du Monument, in the out- lying suburb of Champigny.
Exhibition of gouaches, Galerie du Haut Pavé, Paris, February Théâtre Fauteuil, Basel, Switzerland, April 2 to 14 Exposition de gouaches. Edmund Alleyn, Galerie La Boutique, Québec City, May 22 to June 7
Alcopley, Alleyn, Anlo, Anna Marguite, Galerie La main gauche, Paris, May 9 to 22 13e Salon des réalités nouvelles – Nouvelles réalités, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, July 7 to August 3
Œuvres récentes, Galerie Denyse Delrue, Montréal, September 16 to 28 Canadian Painting in Europe, Jordan Gallery, Toronto, September 20 to October 18 Multiplied by Four [Marius Plamondon, Edmund Alleyn, George Swinton, Leo Mol], The Art Gallery of Toronto, September 26 to November 2 Peintres d’aujourd’hui, Senlis, France, October 12 to November 12
Guggenheim International Award 1958, Guggenheim Museum, New York
September Alleyn moves temporarily to Courbevoie. Receives an honourable mention at the 5th Bienal de São Paulo, where he exhibits five paintings. November 24 Returns to Québec City, where he stays for a while with his parents before moving into an apartment on Place Royale. He sets up a small studio on Rue Saint-Gabriel.
Art contemporain au Canada, Musée Rath, Geneva, February 7 to March 1, and Wallraf- Richartz-Museum, Cologne, March 14 to April 12 [Edmund Alleyn, Yves Milet], Galerie du Haut Pavé, Paris, April 21 to May 9 Third Biennial of Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, June (travelling exhibition) Alleyn, Milet, Lora, Peña, Galleria Appia Antica, Rome, June 29 to July 11 14e Salon des réalités nouvelles, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, July 6 to 26 5th Bienal de São Paulo, September to December The New Painters of the “Ecole de Paris,” The Lucien Labaudt Art Gallery, San Francisco, November 5 to 20 Peintres d’aujourd’hui, chapel of the former Hôpital de la Charité, Senlis, France, November 8 to 22 Quelques Peintres d’aujourd’hui, Galerie de l’Ancienne Comédie, Paris, November 25 to December 8
Performance by Suzanne Rivest (expressive dance) to music by François Morel in front of Alleyn’s painting La Crevasse during the opening of his exhibition at Galerie Denyse Delrue, Montréal. March Represented by Edmund Alleyn, Léon Bellefleur, Paul-Émile Borduas, Jean Paul Riopelle and Harold Town, Canada wins the 1960 Guggenheim International Award for best national submission. Summer Spends a week in Percé with the artist Micheline Beauchemin. Along with the artists Jean Paul Lemieux, Albert Dumouchel, Graham Coughtry and Frances Loring, he represents Canada at the Venice Biennale. December Returns to Paris.
Peintures de Edmund Alleyn, à Québec et à Paris, Galerie La Huchette, Québec City, February 11 to 26 Alleyn, Galerie Denyse Delrue, Montréal, March 14 to 26
Edmund Alleyn : gouaches, dessins, monotypes 1955-1960, Galerie Agnès Lefort, Montréal, March 14 to 26 Galerie L’art canadien, Chicoutimi, May Recent Paintings, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, October 5 to 18
Quelques peintres canadiens contemporains dans les collections privées, Galerie La Huchette, Québec City, January 25 to February 6 Galerie Denise Boucher, Ottawa, May
77th Spring Exhibition, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Témoignage de leur évolution, Galerie La Huchette, Québec City, September 1 to 15
Arte Canadiense, Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno / Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, November Venice Biennale, Canadian pavilion Guggenheim International Award 1960, Guggenheim Museum, New York
6. Invitation to the exhibition Alleyn, Galerie du Haut Pavé, Paris, 1957. Archives and Media Centre, MACM
7. Edmund Alleyn in his studio, summer 1957 Photo: Philip Pocock
8. Edmund Alleyn, 1959
9. Invitation to the exhibition Alleyn, Galerie Denyse Delrue, Montréal, 1960
10. Edmund Alleyn in Paris, 1959
Alleyn lives with his friends Jean and Béatrice Maillé and paints in a studio near Boulevard Saint-Denis, in Courbevoie. February Visits Ostend and Bruges.
May 12 He buys a former warehouse located at 49, rue Liancourt, in Paris’s 14th arrondissement, which he converts into a studio. It will be his home until 1971. Summer Travels to Spain and visits Madrid and Toledo, where he is particularly impressed by the work of Goya, Velázquez and El Greco.
Roberts Gallery, Toronto
Borduas – Bellefleur – Riopelle – Town – Alleyn, Galerie Denyse Delrue, Montréal, January 16 to 28 Exposition de peintres irlandais ou de descendance irlandaise, lobby of the Palais Montcalm, Québec City, March 15 to 21 Alleyn, Côté, Gagnon, Lemieux, Picher, Galerie Zanettin, Québec City, March 18 to 28 Galerie Anfora, Paris, opens April 21 8 Artistes canadiens – œuvres récentes, Galerie Dresdnere, Montréal, May 31 to June 10 25 Quebec Painters, Stratford Festival, Ontario, June 19 to September 23 Exposition de gravures, Galerie La Huchette, Québec City, October 9 to 22
Summer Alleyn meets the artist Anne Cherix, his future wife, at the La Coupole restaurant, in Paris.
Edmund Alleyn, Galerie Dresdnere, Montréal, November 12 to 27
Peintres canadiens de Paris, Galerie Arditti, Paris, March La Nouvelle École de Montréal, Galerie Namher, Paris, March Borduas, Riopelle e la giovane pittura canadese, Galleria Levi arte contemporanea, Milan, opens May 22 Cinq Peintres canadiens, Galerie Semiha Huber, Zurich, June La peinture canadienne moderne : 25 années de peinture au Canada français, 5th Festival dei due Mondi, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto, June 26 to August 23 Galerie Dresdnere, Montréal, December-January 1963 Recent Canadian Painting (travelling exhibition), National Museum, Warsaw; National Museum, Krakow; Slaskie Museum, Wroclaw
Summer Holidays on the Côte d’Azur and in Italy. November Meets Cheval-Bertrand, Bernard Rancillac and Jacques Monory.
Galerie Nova et Vetera, Collège Saint-Laurent, Ville Saint-Laurent, Québec, closes February 22 Donner à voir 3, Galerie Creuze, Paris, May 7 to 29 Fifth Biennial of Canadian Art, Commonwealth Institute, London, U.K., June-August; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, September 20 to October 27 (tours Canada until June 1964) Troisième Biennale de Paris, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, September 28 to November 3 Alleyn, Monory, Parmentier, Queneau, Filhos, Galerie Le Gendre, Paris, November
Ten Montreal Artists, Hart House, University of Toronto, closes November 24
11. Edmund Alleyn with Anne Cherix in his studio on Rue Liancourt, Paris, about 1963. Photo: Nicole Lala
12. Edmund Alleyn and Anne Cherix in Percé, 1954
Easter Visits Antwerp and Amsterdam. June 27 Edmund Alleyn marries Anne Cherix in Lausanne, Switzerland. Summer The young couple spend time in Percé.
Alleyn, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, September 21 to October 3
Galerie Riquelme, Paris, January 7 to 18
Eighty-Fourth Annual Exhibition, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, January 16 to February 9 La Boîte et son contenu, Galerie Le Gendre, Paris, January
The London Public Library and Art Museum, Ontario, March 6 to 31 Rythmes et réflexion, Galerie A, Paris, April 24 to May 16
Peintres du Québec à Paris, Galerie M. J. C. Paris- Mercœur, Paris, June 5 to 26 Mythologie quotidienne, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, July-October
[Edmund Alleyn, Anne Cherix], Galerie Soixante, Montréal, September 29 to October 20
Seizième Salon de la jeune peinture, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, January Galerie H. Le Gendre, Paris, February Alleyn, Buri, Conty, Rustin, Weiss, Galerie Jacques Massol, Paris, March 11 to April 3 Pintura Redonda, Sala del Prado del Ateneo, Madrid, June
20e Salon des réalités nouvelles, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, June Sixth Biennial of Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, June 4 to August 22 (tours Canada from September 8 to June 5, 1966) Exposition de dessins, Galerie A, Paris, June 17 to July 10 Artistes latinos-américains de Paris, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, June 25 to July 20 Exposition-Manifestation, Foyer des artistes, Paris, opens July 5 Artistes de Montréal, Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal, July 12 to August 22 (tours until May 1966) 82 Peintres canadiens, Pavillon Lemieux de la Cité universitaire, Québec City, August 21 to 27
13. AnneCherix,EdmundAlleyn,ClaudineBourgand Cheval-Bertrand, 1964
14. Edmund Alleyn, 1959. Photo: Nicole Lala
15. Invitation to the exhibition Edmund Alleyn, Ulysse Comtois, Galerie Édouard Smith, Paris, 1966
16. Cover of the catalogue of the exhibition Alleyn, Beynon, Monory, Rancillac : Zoom/1, Nouvelle Galerie Blumenthal, Paris, 1966
La Figuration narrative dans l’art contemporain, Biennale de Paris, Galerie Creuze, September 30 to October 29 (travels subsequently to Basel, Zurich and Lausanne)
Deuxième semaine de publications. Avant-garde mondiale, Galerie Riquelme, Paris, October 12 to 20 Galerie Margo Fisher, Grand-Mère, Québec, October 15 to 25
Focus on Drawings: Canada, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Art Gallery of Toronto, October 15 to November 7 [Six jeunes muralistes d’aujourd’hui], Galerie Soixante, Montréal
Fête Garde-robe, Maison Raspail, Arcueil, France
January Alleyn becomes friendly with the musi- cian Philip Glass. March-May Creation of Du fil à retordre by Edmund Alleyn, Philip Glass and Graziella Martinez, a sketch for a show presented from March 21 to 28 on Rue de la Montagne-Sainte- Geneviève, Paris, and restaged in May at the American Center in Paris.
Summer With Anne Cherix, visits the island of Palma, in the Spanish archipelago of the Canaries, and vacations in Saint-Raphaël, in the south of France, at the home of the artist Cheval-Bertrand.
September 18 Cheval-Bertrand commits suicide. Alleyn is deeply affected by his friend’s death.
Paintings by Edmund Alleyn, Hart House, University of Toronto, February 8 to 18 Edmund Alleyn, Galerie Édouard Smith, Paris, March 15 to April 15
Zéro Point, Galerie La Roue, Paris, January 8 to 25 17e Salon de la jeune peinture, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, January 9 to February 1 Edmund Alleyn, Ulysse Comtois, Galerie Édouard Smith, Paris, March 15 to April 15
[Le Homard cosmographique], Galerie Riquelme, Paris, April 19 to May 7 Donner à voir 4, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, June 14 to 27
Opinião 66, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, August 25 to September 11 21e Salon des réalités nouvelles, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, October 7 to 30 Alleyn, Beynon, Monory, Rancillac : Zoom/ 1, Nouvelle Galerie Blumenthal, Paris, opens October 26 Schèmes 66, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, December 2 to 27 La Cédille qui sourit, Galerie Jacqueline Ranson, Paris, December 15 to January 31, 1967 Super Mercado 66, Galeria Relevo, Rio de Janeiro 50 Peintres de l’école de Paris, Gmünd and Darmstadt, Germany
17. Edmund Alleyn in Havana, 1967. Photo: Roca-Prensa Latina. Archives of The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
18. Invitation to the exhibition Conditionnement, Galerie Blumenthal-Mommaton, Paris, 1967. Archives and Media Centre, MACM
19. Edmund Alleyn working on the editing of Alias, 1969
Summer Following an invitation from the Cuban government, Alleyn spends six weeks in Cuba with fifty other painters, printmakers, sculptors and poets, who include Adami, Arroyo, César and Michel Leiris. On July 17 he participates in the creation of a collective work entitled Mural on La Rampa, in Havana. He also visits Santiago and makes a trip to Mexico City.
Summer Presents work in two exhibitions at Montréal’s Expo 67, in the Québec and French pavilions. Fall Alleyn spends a week at the home of Philip Glass in New York, where he attends an event presented by the Experiments in Art and Technology collective.
Conditionnement, Galerie Blumenthal- Mommaton, Paris, April 26 to May 23 Edmund Alleyn, Galerie Soixante, Montréal, October 31 to November 13
Agression, Galerie Delta, Rotterdam, December 15 to January 14, 1968
Exposition internationale de la figuration narrative, Galerie zu Predigern, Zurich, January 12 to February 4 Peinture vivante du Québec. 1966. Vingt-Cinq Ans de libération de l’œil et du geste, Musée du Québec, Québec City, February 22 to March 27
Bande dessinée et figuration narrative, Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris, April 7 to June 30 L’Œil de bœuf, Galerie-T, Haarlem, Netherlands, April 8 to May 8
Expo 67, French pavilion and Québec pavilion, Montréal, April 21 to October 27 Salon de Mai, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris and Casa de las Americas, Havana
Three Hundred Years of Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, May 12 to September 17 Science-fiction (curated by Harald Szeeman), Kunsthalle, Berne, Switzerland, July 8 to September 17; Musée des arts décoratifs du Palais du Louvre, Paris, November 28 to February 26, 1968
Panorama de la peinture au Québec 1940-1966, Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal, an exhibi- tion presented in two sections (Alleyn is included in the second section): 1940-1955 (section 1),
May 15 to June 25; 1956-1966 (section 2), July 11 to August 20 Zoom/ 2, Nocturnes 67, Galerie Blumenthal- Mommaton, Paris, opens May 24
Le Monde en question, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, June 6 to 28 Biennale internazionale della giovane pittura, Museo civico di Bologna, June 13 to September 30 Exposition peinture et sculpture, 1er Festival d’art moderne, Château, Châteauvallon, France, August 8 to 30
Pour une nouvelle imagerie, Galerie Soixante, Montréal, October 3 to 24 Premio Lissone, Milan, May 15 to July 9 and July 11 to August 20
Early in the year May Alleyn takes an active part in the May 68 events in Paris. Produces posters in the basement of the École des beaux-arts de Paris in support of the strikers. Puts an end to his association with Galerie Blumenthal-Mommaton in Paris and Galerie Soixante in Montréal. October Makes a brief visit to Montréal, where he applies for a grant to execute Introscaphe 1. December Alleyn begins working on Introscaphe.
Edmund Alleyn: “Conditioning,” Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto, February 29 to March 19
10 Peintres du Québec, Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal, March 20 to April 14; Musée du Québec, Québec City, April 18 to May 12 24e Salon de mai, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, May 4 to 26
Makes a short trip to Holland.
20. Anne Cherix and Jennifer Alleyn inside Introscaphe I, 1969
21. A group of visitors with Introscaphe I during its presentation at the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1970. Photo: Fonds Yvan Boulerice, Archives and Media Centre, MACM
22. Poster for the exhibition The Canadian Scene (Edmund Alleyn, Peter Gnass, Claude Goulet, Pierre Heyvaert), Deson-Zaks Gallery, Chicago, 1969
23. Cover of the newsletter Ateliers (Musée d’art contempo- rain, Montréal), Vol. 3, No. 5, 1974. Archives and Media Centre, MACM
24. Poster for the exhibition Québec 75, Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal, 1975. Archives and Media Centre, MACM
Introscaphe I, Salon d’exposition du Grand Théâtre de Québec, Québec City, November 27 to December 24. The exhibition is cut short, on December 2, owing to technical problems.
Edmund Alleyn and Anne Cherix separate. Begins teaching at the University of Ottawa, where he will remain until 1991, giving courses in drawing and painting, and heading up the interdisciplinary studio course. He is one of the department’s founding members, who also include Charles Gagnon, Lynne Cohen, Evergon, Thierry de Duve, Michel Goulet, Gunter Nolte, Johanne Lamoureux and Christian Kiopini.
Gravures 1954, Galerie Benedek-Grenier, Québec City, January 19 to 31 Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa, closes January 30
Edmund Alleyn. Une belle fin de journée, Musée du Québec, Québec City, September 12 to October 7, 1974; Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal, October 10 to November 10, 1974; Université de Sherbrooke (reduced version), March 1975; Winnipeg Art Gallery, August 1975; Vancouver Art Gallery (reduced version), May 1976; Oshawa Art Gallery, January 1977
Projet 80 (auction exhibition), Projet 80, Montréal, October 7 to 10 Terre des Hommes, Québec pavilion, Montréal
Under the technical direction of Pierre Bédard, Alleyn experiments with video and produces a 4-minute colour video clip showing variations of sequences of images that he has modified and remodified using a camera and a video processor.
Salon Claude Péloquin, Galerie Espace V, Montréal, winter Québec 75 (an exhibition organized by the Institut d’art contemporain and curated by Normand Thériault), Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal, October 16 to November 23 (the show travels in Canada and is presented the following year at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto) Video CAYC Alternativo: Fourth International Open Encounter, Buenos Aires, October 31 to November 14
Birth of Jennifer Alleyn in Lausanne. Alleyn directs and produces the film Alias.
Distances, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, March 20 to April 13 The Canadian Scene, Deson-Zacks Gallery, Chicago, September 19 to October 23
Festival international de la peinture, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
September Completes Introscaphe. Over eight hundred people engage in the Introscaphe experi- ence during its presentation at the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris.
October 27 Alleyn takes part in the show presented by John Cage at the Halles de Baltard in Paris.
Images, Wiener Secession, Vienna, June 2 to July 25 Presentation of Introscaphe, along with works by Christian Boltanski, Sarkis and others at the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, September 23 to October 15
Alleyn returns to Québec and settles in Montréal with Anne and their daughter Jennifer, living first at 33 Winchester, in Westmount, and later on Van Horne, in Outremont. He buys an abandoned warehouse located at 3853 Clark, and over a period of nine months converts it into a studio.
On June 14 Radio-Canada’s FM service broad- casts Un artiste et son milieu, a long interview between Alleyn and the art historian Guy Robert.
Dessins pour une journée d’été, Centre d’arts Orford, Québec, July 27 to August 21
Cent Onze Dessins du Québec, Musée d’art con- temporain, Montréal, April 1 toMay 9 (tours Canada) Exhibition [works by members of the Department of Visual Arts of the University of Ottawa], Murray Street, Ottawa, closes May 29
Trois Générations d’art québécois : 1940, 1950, 1960, Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal, July 1 to 31 Corridart, Rue Sherbrooke, Montréal, opens July 7; the exhibition, which is scheduled to run until July 31, is dismantled by the City of Montréal during the night of July 13-14
De la figuration à la non-figuration dans l’art québé- cois, Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal, September 2 to October 3 (tours Québec until March 1978)
Forum 76, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, September 23 to November 7 La Réserve, an outdoor mural created under the Arts and Culture program of the Montréal Olympics
Spring Buys a summer cottage on Lake Memphremagog, Québec. Beginning of Alleyn’s relationship with the artist Suzanne Pasquin.
Summer Embarks on the creation of a public art work, a painted environment for the Édifice Jos- Hébert, a federal government building in Sept-Îles, Québec. The installation, entitled Sept-Îles, hier et aujourd’hui (about a dozen figures painted on glass and four large paintings illustrating the history of Sept-Îles), will be completed in April 1980. Alleyn publishes “Pour un musée de la consom- mation,” in 03 23 03. Premières rencontres interna- tionales d’art contemporain, Montréal, Médiart and Parachute.
July 1 Becomes a tenured professor at the University of Ottawa.
Gravures et dessins, Atelier Graff, Montréal, February 9 to 26 Group of Seven Junior [creation of a 45-minute sound track], Gallery Graphics, Ottawa, March Œuvres québécoises de la collection 1940-1960, Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal, March 16 to April 9
Le Réalisme au Québec, lobby of Place des Arts, Montréal, May Tendances actuelles au Québec. La gravure et la peinture, Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal, November 9 to December 10
Le Musée d’hiver [installation with Jean-Pierre Lefebvre and Michel Garneau], The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, December 21 to
January 29, 1979 [Exhibition of serigraphs], Atelier Graff, Montréal
The Seven Ages of Man, London Regional Art Gallery, Ontario, May 3 to June 15 Sculpture au Québec – 1970-1980, Musée d’art con- temporain, Montréal, August 10 to September 14 Projet 80 (auction exhibition), Projet 80, Montréal.
of Fine Arts.
Guest artist at the Banff School
Painting Now 76/77, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, February 8 to March 6 03-23-03. Premières rencontres internationales d’art contemporain, 1306 Amherst, Montréal, March 3 to 23; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, May 5 to 25 Montréal maintenant!, London Art Gallery, Ontario, June 3 to July 3 L’art dans la rue [sketches for murals], Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal, October 18 to 23
Executes three photographic triptychs for the Corporation d’hébergement du Québec, Montréal (completed 1985).
Meets Anne Youlden, with whom he begins a relationship. March 28 Unveiling of a series of 35 photo- serigraphs on the history of Sault-au-Récollet, an in-situ work commissioned by the Centre hospitalier Fleury, Montréal.
[Gouaches from 1981-1985], Domaine Saint-Irénée, Québec, July
Les Vingt Ans du Musée à travers sa collection, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, January 27 to April 21
Don Stewart Gallery, Montréal, January 15 to February 14
Accents II de la Collection Lavalin, Musée du Séminaire de Québec, April 30 to June 26, and Galerie d’art Lavalin, Montréal, July 20 to August 28
Giant Steps for Art, The Edith Berringer Foundation, Westmount, Québec
Begins a relationship with Suzanne Danis.
L’Avant-garde canadienne des années 50 et 60, Galerie Bernard Desroches, Montréal, November 8 to 28 Canadian Post-War Avant-Garde 1945-1965, Kaspar Gallery, Toronto
Indigo, Galerie d’art Lavalin, Montréal, April 27 to June 2, and Maison de la Culture Côte-des- Neiges, Montréal, April 26 to May 26 Indigo, 49th Parallel, Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art, New York, November 27 to January 5, 1991
Escapade. À la conquête de la troisième dimension. Sélection de la banque d’œuvres d’art, Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, May-June Montréal, 1955-1970. Années d’affirmation –
La Collection Maurice Forget, Collège Édouard- Montpetit, Longueuil, December 4 to 20
Alleyn retires from his teaching position at the University of Ottawa.
Une ville, un musée, une collection, Musée de Lachine, October 10 to January 3, 1993
25. Edmund Alleyn, Iceberg Blues, 1975, acrylic and oil on Plexiglas. Photo: Yvan Boulerice, Archives and Media Centre, MACM
26. Edmund Alleyn and his daughter Jennifer in the garage on Clark Street, Montréal, 1974. Photo: Charlotte Rosshandler
27. Department of Visual Arts, University of Ottawa
28. EdmundAlleyninhisstudioonClarkStreet,Montréal,1988. Photo: Charlotte Rosshandler
Moments choisis. Collection de la Banque nationale du Canada, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal, January 14 to February 21 Parti pris de peindre/parti pris peinture, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal, March 4 to 28
Œuvres méconnues, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal, June 22 to July 25
Œuvres médiatiques et œuvres récentes, Galerie Christiane Chassay, Montréal, August 27 to September 24 Slow Dance, Galerie Christiane Chassay, Montréal, October 19 to November 16
Dessin à dessein, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal, January 13 to February 12 L’Abstraction à Montréal 1950-1970. Peintures, des- sins et estampes, Galerie Simon Blais, Montréal, May 4 to June 4
Pièces de collection, Galerie Christiane Chassay, Montréal, opens December 10
29. Edmund Alleyn, 1990. Photo: Jennifer Alleyn
30. Poster for the exhibition Déclics. Art et société. Le Québec des années 60 et 70, Musée de la civilisation, Québec City; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 1999. Archives and Media Centre, MACM
31. Cover of the catalogue of the exhibition Les Éphémérides, Centre d’exposition Circa, Montréal, 2001. Archives and Media Centre, MACM
32. Jennifer and Edmund Alleyn during the exhibition Les Éphémérides, June 2001. Photo: Gabor Szilasi
Selected Works from the Art Collection of the National Bank of Canada, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario, February 2 to March 5
Et ainsi de suite…, Galerie Christiane Chassay and Centre d’exposition Circa, Montréal, February 24 to March 25 Dons 1989-1994, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, April 28 to October 29
Edmund Alleyn. Les Horizons d’attente 1955-1995, Galerie Christiane Chassay, Montréal, October 19 to November 16; Musée d’art de Joliette, September 22 to January 12, 1997; Musée du Québec, Québec City, May 28 to September 7, 1997; Ottawa Art Gallery, February 19 to April 19, 1998
La collection Prêt d’œuvres d’art du Musée du Québec. Acquisitions 1995, Musée du Québec, Québec City, Febrary 27 to March 31 La Galerie Agnès Lefort : Montréal 1950-1961, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, April 23 to June 1
The Eye of the Collector, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, October 18 to January 5, 1997
Vanité. Regards sur la nature morte contemporaine, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal, January 17 to March 1 La Collection d’œuvres d’art de la Banque Nationale, Domaine Cataraqui, Québec City, March-April
“Que sont mes amis devenus,” Galerie Anima G, Édifice Marie-Guyart, Québec City, April 25 to May 11
Univers urbains, Musée du Québec, Québec City, January 28 to May 10 Approaching Abstraction/Sonder l’abstraction. Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, Ottawa Art Gallery, February 19 to June 28
Les mystères objectifs. Choix d’œuvres du Québec tirées de la collection permanente/Selected Works from the Permanent Collection (1948-1998), Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, May 12 to June 20 Œuvres abstraites 1962-1992, Galerie des arts visuels, Université Laval, Québec City, June 10 to 28 Temps composés. La donation Maurice Forget, Musée d’art de Joliette, June 14 to September 27
Du côté de chez soi, Galerie Art Mûr, Montréal, March 20 to April 15 Déclics. Art et société. Le Québec des années 60 et 70, two exhibitions presented concurrently at the Musée de la civilisation, Québec City (May 27 to October 24) and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (May 28 to October 31)
Discernment. Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection, Ottawa Art Gallery, September 13 to November 21 Degrees of Abstraction: Sculptures and Works on Paper from the Firestone Art Collection, Karsh- Masson Gallery, City Hall, Ottawa, December 16 to January 28 2000
Acquisitions 1990-2000, Musée du Québec, Québec City Du paysage dans la collection, Musée régional de Rimouski, June 20 to September 12
Une expérience de l’art du siècle, Musée d’art de Joliette, May 26 to October 1 Arts 2000, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario, May 29 to September 4
La Cathédrale engloutie, Galerie B, Galerie René Blouin and Galerie Liliane Rodriguez, Montréal, June 17 to August 5 La Nature des choses, Musée du Québec, Québec City, November 9 to April 22, 2001; Centre d’exposition du Vieux-Palais, Saint-Jérôme, July 3 to September 3, 2001; Centre d’exposition de
Val d’Or, January 12 to February 17, 2002; Centre national d’exposition, Jonquière, March 3 to May 12, 2002; Musée régional de la Côte-Nord, Sept-Îles, summer 2002; Musée minéralogique et minier de Thetford Mines, February 22 to
April 20, 2003
Thèmes et variations, Galerie Les Modernes, Montréal, May 5 to May 31 Les Éphémérides, Centre d’exposition Circa, Montréal, May 5 to June 9
Artista. Salon du printemps des artistes des Cantons-de-l’Est, Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, April 7 to May 20 Oasis, Liane and Danny Taran Gallery, Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montréal, June 17 to August 26
Le mobilier comme prétexte [Edmund Alleyn, Mario Duchesneau and Gilles Mihalcean], Musée régional de Rimouski, September 13 to November 11
Becoming Figures: Selected Works from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, Ottawa Art Gallery, April 27 to October 6 1972 ou l’origine réinventée d’une collection inaugu- rale. Les 30 ans de la collection du Musée régional de Rimouski, Musée régional de Rimouski, June 16 to September 2
Alleyn serves as member of the jury for the Prix Pierre-Ayot and Prix Louis-Comtois, awarded by the City of Montréal. Summer Now virtually a recluse, he spends the summer alone at Lake Memphremagog.
L’art de collectionner. 125 ans de mécénat à l’Univer- sité de Montréal, Centre d’exposition de l’Univer- sité de Montréal, August 28 to October 16 Éclatement de formes et de textures, Musée d’art de Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Québec
May Contributes toward the book project Indigo sur tous les tons, instigated by Jocelyn Jean, Gilles Lapointe and Ginette Michaud. The work is pub- lished in 2005 by Les éditions du passage. December 24 Edmund Alleyn dies, in Montréal, of cancer.
Les Éphémérides – Tableaux et lavis, 1998-2004, Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, May 1 to September 19
The Borduas-Bloore Legacy in Canadian Painting, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, April 24 to May 16
Indigo, Salon B, Montréal, November 10 to January 10, 2006
Indigo, Galerie Rivelin-Argolos, Eastman, Québec, August 3 to October 16
Blanc silence, Galerie Simon Blais, Montréal, February 22 to March 25 Vu dans… Vie des Arts, Galerie D’Este, Westmount, Québec, June 1 to 24
Degrees of Fantasy/Degrés d’imagination, Ottawa Art Gallery, August 12 to October 15
Yonder : entre ici et là (travelling exhibition curated by Jo-Ann Kane), Galerie d’art d’Outremont, Montréal, November 1 to 25; Salle de diffusion Parc-Extension, Montréal, December 6 to January 13, 2008; Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Pointe-Claire, February 2 to March 16, 2008; Maison de la culture de Pointe-aux-Trembles, March 21 to May 4, 2008; L’Entrepôt, Lachine, June 6 to August 17, 2008)
Libre échange. Extraits de la collection, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal, January 12 to February 10
¡Cuba! Art and History from 1868 to Today, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, January 31 to June 8; Groninger Museum, Netherlands, 2009 Québec. Une ville et ses artistes, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec City, February 14 to April 27
Le Salon: Celebrating 35 Years of the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, Ottawa Art Gallery, August 2 to November 9 Laughing Matter / Rigolade. Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, Ottawa Art Gallery, November 15 to March 22, 2009
La Suite indienne 1962-64, Galerie Simon Blais, Montréal, October 7 to November 7
Coups de cœur, Galerie Simon Blais, Montréal, January 28 to March 7 Total Environment: Montréal, 1965-1975, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, March 19 to August 23
Fracas. Restauration requise, Musée de Lachine, Montréal, April 1 to 18 La rencontre – exposition 20e anniversaire, Galerie Simon Blais, Montréal, April 22 to June 6
In Focus: A Collector’s History, Ottawa Art Gallery, February 11 to January 2012 Ambiguïté du récit, Galerie Arts Sutton, Sutton, Québec, April 8 to May 22
Big Bang: Creativity is Given Carte Blanche, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, September 6 to January 22, 2012
Exposition Edmund Alleyn, Galerie BAC, Saint- Sauveur, Québec, February 9 to 23 Petit précis d’histoire de l’art… et d’autres histoires, Galerie Simon Blais, Montréal, February 29 to March 31
Débuts, Galerie Simon Blais, Montréal, January 18 to February 18 La Collection Loto-Québec s’expose, Musée d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, June 24 to October 10
Freedom of Association: Dennis Tourbin and Other Artists, Ottawa Art Gallery, September 1 to January 6, 2013 Collage, Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal, September 8 to October 6
Dix étapes faciles pour révolutionner le monde par l’art, Galerie Espace projet, Montréal, May 16 to June2
Edmund Alleyn. Échappées percéennes : 1950-1964, Musée Le Chafaud, Percé, Québec, June 24 to September 21 (with Anne Cherix) La Suite indienne, Edmund Alleyn, La Maison amérindienne, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Québec, October 16 to February 21, 2015
Un, Galerie Simon Blais, Montréal, March 12 to April 12 Oh Boy! Oh Boy!, Galerie Roger Bellemare and Galerie Christian Lambert, Montréal, April 19 to May 31
1989 – Une exposition improbable, Galerie Simon Blais, Montréal, June 18 to July 30
Edmund Alleyn 360o, Galerie Simon Blais, Montréal, January 15 to February 22
Tribu moderne, Galerie Simon Blais, Montréal, July 11 to August 29
(Translated by Judith Terry)