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Edmund Alleyn


Edmund Alleyn (Quebec, 1931 – Montreal, Canada, 2004) was a painter who lived in Canada and France. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Québec.Over the course of his career, the artist experienced a succession of stylistic breaks. From 1955 to 1970, he lived in France, where non-figurative painting gave way to figuration, moving towards imagery derived from the world of technology, electronics and mass communications.

In 1955, he won the Grand Prize in the Province of Quebec art competition and a Royal Society bursary. In 1958, he was part of the Canadian delegation at the Guggenheim International Award in New York. In 1959, he won the bronze medal at the Sao Paulo Biennale and was selected to represent Canada at the Venice Biennale. A retrospective of his work was held in 2016 at the MAC in Montreal.