Madeleine Lemire, R.C.A.
Born in 1940 in Oka near Montreal. She studied at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris, at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, at the Academy of Arts (where she also taught) and at the Saidye Bronfman Arts Center in Montreal. She had numerous solo exhibitions in Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Calgary and Victoria. Elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1996, she has participated in several group exhibitions in Canada, France and the United States. Many collections around the world have acquired her works.