NOLIN, Alice (1896-1967)

Alice Nolin was taught early in her career by William Brymner, Charles Maillard, E. Fougerat and Alfred Laliberté. In 1924, after attending the École des beaux-arts de Montréal (where she would later teach), she enrolled at Académie Colarossi in Paris. She was awarded the Minister’s Prize in sculpture that same year. Between 1922 and 1935, she exhibited her work from time to time in Montreal, then taught at the Monument-National’s École des arts et métiers from 1936 to 1946. Her work drew the attention of Montreal newspapers, which featured her in a great many articles. She is known for the busts she completed in honour of Alfred Laliberté, Édouard Montpetit and Sir William Logan, and also designed the medallion that adorns the tombstone of Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine in Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery.