Normand Hudon

Normand Hudon

Artistic approach

Alongside his activities as a political cartoonist, Hudon hosts television programs, directs humorous publications and pursues a career as a painter. Normand Hudon's irreverent humor has always influenced his works, which often depict familiar neighborhoods and characters in Montreal. Its characters, whether they are lawyers, judges, nuns, priests or even children, transport us into their universe, witness to the Quebec of a not so distant era, imprinted with memories.
The story that is transmitted to us by the works of Hudon tells us about everyday life without pretension and gives them a playful and humorous character.

Medium

Oil.

Training

Normand Hudon is a painter who studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal and then at the Académie Montmartre in Paris (1949). In the French capital, Hudon made fruitful encounters, notably those of Picasso and Léger. His works were regularly exhibited from 1947 at the Salon du Printemps at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and then more frequently in Quebec, Canada and abroad.
Also recognized for his talents as a caricaturist, Hudon's satirical cartoons have long been published in several of the most notable Quebec newspapers of the 20th century, including Le Devoir and La Presse.
Towards the end of the 1970s, Normand Hudon finally focused his activities on full-time painting.

Naissance

Born on June 5, 1929 in Montreal, Quebec. The artist died at the age of 68 on January 8, 1997 in full glory and at the height of his socio-artistic career. He was neither more nor less our national Honoré Daumier!

Exhibitions

During his career, Normand Hudon exhibited his works in many galleries and museums both in Quebec and around the world.
Normand Hudon made the front page of Time Magazine Canada in 1965 with Marc Favreau's caricature. He created a work in four panels for the ceiling of the Pavilion of Energy at Expo 67, then a mural for the pavilion of humor at Terre des Hommes.

Collections

The massive art work he left can be found today in the most important collections in the country, and his popularity and the vigor of his market are undeniable several decades after his death.