FERRON, Marcelle (1924- 2001)

Marcelle Ferron, Verrière et sculpture, 1981. Verre antique et acier inoxydable. Station de métro Vendôme, Montréal. Photo: Alexandre Nunes.

Marcelle Ferron attended the École des beaux-arts de Québec. She joined the Automatiste movement upon moving to Montreal and was among the signatories of the Refus Global manifesto in 1948. She lived in Paris from 1953 to 1965 to pursue an international career, winning the silver medal at the Sao Paolo Biennale in 1961. In 1969, she founded the group “Création” alongside Yves Trudeau. While known primarily as a painter, she also created glass works such as Le miroir aux alouettes (1976), comprised of five metal rings behind three panels of glass, and the large glass window at the Champs-de-Mars subway station in Montreal. She also completed a piece for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

« Repères »ESPACE, vol. 4 #4, p. 32.
« La sculpture des Automatistes » by Lise Lamarche, ESPACE #25, p. 22.
« Smart, Patricia, Les femmes du Refus Global, Les Éditions du Boréal, 1998, 320 pages » by Serge Fisette, ESPACE #45, p. 46.
« Beyond the Possible: The Notion of NonPlace in the Glass Works of Claudie Gagnon and Marcelle Ferron » by Véronique Millet, ESPACE #97, p. 26.