Biography

Serge Lemoyne was born in Acton Vale in 1941. In the mid-sixties, Lemoyne took up an important part in Quebec’s artistic scene. Lemoyne would be alternately the man of the happening, of live painting, the organizer and the social agitator, the artist of sound, visual and electronic media. Today, he is considered as one of the most prominent Quebec painters of his time due to a personal pictorial practice that presents a synthesis of the big post-war visual art movements from here and there. Coloured, rebellious yet charming character, Lemoyne was able to defend with uncommon enthusiasm the same ideal throughout his artistic practice: make art accessible to a wider audience. He was a falling star among the greats of contemporary painting. Serge Lemoyne died in 1998 at the age of 57. His work is in numerous private and public collections: Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Musée de Rimouski, Musée du Bas St-Laurent, Musée des beaux-arts du Sherbrooke.