Copyright & Credits

 

 

Acknowledgements

From the Author
I have been looking at, exhibiting, and writing about Gaucher’s work for many decades. There are thus so many people that I have acknowledged along the way. For this online art book, let me therefore give my deepest posthumous thanks to Yves himself, for our many conversations, and to both him and his wife, Germaine, for their long friendship. Many thanks to the outstanding editorial and web team at the ACI, especially my editor, Meg Taylor, as well as Ruth Gaskill, Gaeby Abrahams, and Françoise Charron, for their meticulous work.

From the Art Canada Institute
This online art book was made possible thanks to BMO Financial Group, Lead Sponsor for the Canadian Online Art Book Project; and The Hal Jackman Foundation, Title Sponsor for Yves Gaucher: Life & Work. The Art Canada Institute gratefully acknowledges the other sponsors for the 2014–15 Season: Aimia; The Audain Foundation; Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.; Phyllis Lambert; TD Bank Group; the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts; and the Harold Town Estate.

Thanks also to the Art Canada Institute Founding Patrons: Sara and Michael Angel, Jalynn H. Bennett, The Butterfield Family Foundation, David and Vivian Campbell, Albert E. Cummings, Kiki and Ian Delaney, The Fleck Family, Roger and Kevin Garland, Michelle Koerner and Kevin Doyle, Phil Lind, Sarah and Tom Milroy, Charles Pachter, Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan, Sandra L. Simpson, and Robin and David Young; as well as its Founding Partner Patrons: The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and Partners in Art.

The ACI gratefully acknowledges the support and assistance of the Art Gallery of Alberta (Rochelle Ball), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Jim Shedden), Division Gallery (Gareth Brown-Jowett), Galerie René Blouin (René Blouin), Germaine Gaucher, Jérôme Art International (Robert Jérôme), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Marie-Claude Saia), the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (Véronique Malouin), the National Gallery of Canada (Raven Amiro), and the Vancouver Art Gallery (Danielle Currie).

 


 

Image Sources

Every effort has been made to secure permissions for all copyrighted material. The Art Canada Institute will gladly correct any errors or omissions.

 


 

Credit for Cover Image

 

Art Canada Institute, Yves Gaucher, Study for “Six Squares,” 1966
Yves Gaucher, Study for “Six Squares,” 1966. Private collection. Photograph courtesy of Sotheby’s Inc. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).

 

Credits for Banner Images

 

Art Canada Institute, Gaucher in 1971
Biography: Gaucher in 1971, photographed by Gabor Szilasi. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, Yves Gaucher, Yellow, Blue & Red IV, 1999
Key Works: Yves Gaucher, Yellow, Blue & Red IV, 1999. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, Charles Gagnon, R69, 1969– (unfinished)
Significance & Critical Issues: Charles Gagnon, R69, 1969– (unfinished). (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, Gaucher in his studio with the Grey on Grey series paintings
Style & Technique: Gaucher in his studio with the Grey on Grey series paintings. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, Gaucher in his studio on De Bullion Street, Montreal, 1979
Sources & Resources: Gaucher in his studio on De Bullion Street, Montreal, 1979. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher.
Art Canada Institute, Installation view of Reds & Ps, 1992
Where to See: Installation view of Reds & Ps, 1992, by Yves Gaucher. (See below for details.)

 

Credits for Works by Yves Gaucher

 

Art Canada Institute, Alap, 1967
Alap, 1967. Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Asagao, 1961
Asagao, 1961. Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Blue Raga, 1967
Blue Raga, 1967. Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Conclusion 230, 1959–60
Conclusion 230, 1959–60. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Dusk, Calm, Signals, 1966
Dusk, Calm, Signals, 1966. Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Er-Rcha, 1978
Er-Rcha, 1978. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Fold upon Fold (Pli selon pli), 1964
Fold upon Fold (Pli selon pli), 1964. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, In Homage to Webern No. 1 (En hommage à Webern no. 1), 1963
In Homage to Webern No. 1 (En hommage à Webern no. 1), 1963. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, In Homage to Webern No. 2 (En hommage à Webern no. 2), 1963
In Homage to Webern No. 2 (En hommage à Webern no. 2), 1963. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, In Homage to Webern No. 3 (En hommage à Webern no. 3), 1963
In Homage to Webern No. 3 (En hommage à Webern no. 3), 1963. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Jericho 1: An Allusion to Barnett Newman (Une allusion à Barnett Newman), 1978
Jericho 1: An Allusion to Barnett Newman (Une allusion à Barnett Newman), 1978. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Le cercle de grande réserve, 1965
Le cercle de grande réserve, 1965. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, gift from the McLean Foundation, 1966. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, R-M-111 N/69, 1969
R-M-111 N/69, 1969. Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec City. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Sgana, 1962
Sgana, 1962. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Square Dance: Bold Mauve I (Danse carrée: Gros mauve I), 1964
Square Dance: Bold Mauve I (Danse carrée: Gros mauve I), 1964. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, gift of Alison and Alan Schwartz, 1966. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Square Dance, Red Modulations, 1965
Square Dance, Red Modulations, 1965. Private collection. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).

 

Art Canada Institute, T.D.S., 1988
T.D.S., 1988. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Two Blues, Two Greys, 1976
Two Blues, Two Greys, 1976. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, purchase: Horsely and Annie Townsend Bequest and Canada Council Grant. Photo: MMFA. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Untitled (JN-J1 68 G-1), 1968
Untitled (JN-J1 68 G-1), 1968. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of J. Ron Longstaffe, VAG 79.17. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Yellow, Blue & Red IV (Jaune, bleu & rouge IV), 1999
Yellow, Blue & Red IV (Jaune, bleu & rouge IV), 1999. Photo: Arsenal Gallery. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).

 

Credits for Photographs and Works by Other Artists

 

Art Canada Institute, album cover for Morning and Evening Ragas
Album cover for Morning and Evening Ragas by Ali Akbar Khan.
Art Canada Institute, Arthur Lismer in Montreal in 1967
Arthur Lismer in Montreal in 1967, photographed by Sam Tata. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. © Sam Tata. 
Art Canada Institute, “Artist in Perspective: M.E. Cutler, Yves Gaucher Interviewed,” Canadian Art 22 (1965)
“Artist in Perspective: Yves Gaucher Interviewed,” by M.E. Cutler, Canadian Art 22 (1965). © The Society for Art Publications. 
Art Canada Institute, Kenneth Noland, C, 1964
C, 1964, by Kenneth Noland. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, gift from Corporations’ Subscription Fund, 1965. © Kenneth Noland / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Roald Nasgaard, catalogue for the 1979 exhibition Yves Gaucher: A Fifteen-Year Perspective, 1963–1978
Catalogue for the 1979 exhibition Yves Gaucher: A Fifteen-Year Perspective, 1963–1978, by Roald Nasgaard (Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1979).
Art Canada Institute, William C. Seitz, catalogue for The Responsive Eye
Catalogue for The Responsive Eye, by William C. Seitz (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1965).
Art Canada Institute, Claude Tousignant, Chromatic Accelerator, 1968
Chromatic Accelerator, 1968, by Claude Tousignant. Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Courtesy of the artist.
Art Canada Institute, Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, at 3200 Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal
Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, at 3200 Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal. 
Art Canada Institute, composer and conductor Anton Webern
Composer and conductor Anton Webern. Photographer unknown.
Art Canada Institute, cover of the Plasticien manifesto
Cover of the Plasticien manifesto. Courtesy of Robert Jérôme, Jérôme Art International, Montreal.
Art Canada Institute, first bars of Anton Webern’s Five Pieces for Orchestra.
First bars of Anton Webern’s Five Pieces for Orchestra.
Art Canada Institute, Gaucher at the École des beaux-arts in Montreal, c. 1954–55
Gaucher at the École des beaux-arts in Montreal, c. 1954–55. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher.
Art Canada Institute, Gaucher holding a paint roller c. 1968–69
Gaucher holding a paint roller in his studio on Saint-Paul Street East, Montreal, c. 1968–69. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher.
Art Canada Institute, Gaucher in his studio on De Bullion Street, Montreal, 1979
Gaucher in his studio on De Bullion Street, Montreal, 1979. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher. 
Art Canada Institute, Gaucher in his studio on Roslyn Avenue, Montreal, 1960
Gaucher in his studio on Roslyn Avenue, Montreal, 1960. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher. 
Art Canada Institute, Gaucher in his studio with the Grey on Grey series paintings
Gaucher in his studio with the Grey on Grey series paintings. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher.
Art Canada Institute, Gaucher in 1971
Gaucher in 1971, photographed by Gabor Szilasi. Courtesy of Gabor Szilasi.
Art Canada Institute, Gaucher in 1996
Gaucher in 1996, photographed by Richard-Max Tremblay.
Art Canada Institute, Gaucher playing the vibraphone, c. 1951–52
Gaucher playing the vibraphone, c. 1951–52. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher.
Art Canada Institute, Gaucher working on a serigraph c. 1959
Gaucher working on a serigraph in his studio on Roslyn Avenue, Montreal, c. 1959. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher.
Art Canada Institute, Gaucher’s studio on Albert Street, Montreal, 1963
Gaucher’s studio on Albert Street, Montreal, 1963. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher.
Art Canada Institute, graphic score for Earle Brown’s “December 1952.”
Graphic score for Earle Brown’s “December 1952.” © 1961 – Associated Music Publishers – Schirmer (New York).
Art Canada Institute, Guido Molinari and Claude Tousignant with their paintings
Guido Molinari and Claude Tousignant with their paintings. Published in David Silcox, Canada 101: Edinburgh International Festival; Paintings and Sculpture by 22 Canadian Artists (Ottawa: Canada Council, 1968).
Art Canada Institute, Gaucher interviewed in Charles Gagnon, R69, 1969– (unfinished)
In Gagnon’s film Gaucher is interviewed by Klaus Fuchs in front of his painting R69. Still from R69, 1969– (unfinished), by Charles Gagnon. Courtesy of the Estate of Charles Gagnon.
Art Canada Institute, installation view of Yves Gaucher, B2 + w Ps, 1989-90
Installation view of B2 + w Ps, 1989-90, by Yves Gaucher. Photograph by Richard-Max Tremblay. Courtesy Galerie René Blouin, Montreal.
Art Canada Institute, installation view of Yves Gaucher, Red, Brown, Blue, Yellow, Green, Ochre No. 11, 1974
Installation view of Red, Brown, Blue, Yellow, Green, Ochre No. 11, 1974, by Yves Gaucher. Photograph by Richard-Max Tremblay. Courtesy Galerie René Blouin, Montreal. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher.
Art Canada Institute, installation view of Yves Gaucher, Reds & Ps, 1992
Installation view of Reds & Ps, 1992, by Yves Gaucher. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher.
Art Canada Institute, installation view of Yves Gaucher, Yellow, Blue & Red IV (Jaune, bleu & rouge IV), 1999
Installation view of Yellow, Blue & Red IV (Jaune, bleu & rouge IV), 1999, by Yves Gaucher. Photograph by Dominique Toutant. Courtesy of Division Gallery, Toronto, and Germaine Gaucher.
Art Canada Institute, Barnett Newman, Jericho, 1968–69
Jericho, 1968–69, by Barnett Newman. Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris. © The Barnett Newman Foundation, New York / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Charles Gagnon, Luncheon on the Grass, 1965
Luncheon on the Grass, 1965, by Charles Gagnon. Collection of Pierre Lassonde. Courtesy of the Estate of Charles Gagnon.
Art Canada Institute, musical score for Anton Webern’s Five Pieces for Orchestra, op. 10, first movement.
Musical score for Anton Webern’s Five Pieces for Orchestra, op. 10, first movement.
Art Canada Institute, Ellsworth Kelly, Nine Squares, 1976–77
Nine Squares, 1976–77, by Ellsworth Kelly. © Tate, London 2014.
Art Canada Institute, Mark Rothko, No. 1, White and Red, 1962
No. 1, White and Red, 1962, by Mark Rothko. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, gift from the Women’s Committee Fund, 1962. © 2014 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, “Optical Art: Pending or Ending?” by Sidney Tillim, in Arts Magazine, January 1965
“Optical Art: Pending or Ending?” by Sidney Tillim, in Arts Magazine, January 1965. © Arts Magazine.
Art Canada Institute, pages from Interaction of Color by Josef Albers (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1963).
Pages from Interaction of Color by Josef Albers (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1963).
Art Canada Institute, Charles Gagnon, R69, 1969– (unfinished)
R69, 1969– (unfinished), by Charles Gagnon. Courtesy of the Estate of Charles Gagnon.
Art Canada Institute, Guido Molinari, Rhythmic Mutation Bi-Yellow, 1965
Rhythmic Mutation Bi-Yellow, 1965, by Guido Molinari. Musée d’art de Joliette. © Estate of Guido Molinari / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Jack Bush, Sea Deep, 1965
Jack Bush, Sea Deep, 1965. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, purchase: grant from the Government of Canada under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, and gift of Elca, Jonas and Mark London. Photo: MMFA. © Estate of Jack Bush / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Georges Braque, Still Life: Le jour, 1929
Still Life: Le jour, 1929, by Georges Braque. Chester Dale Collection 1963.10.91, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 
Art Canada Institute, Suzanne Rivard Le Moyne painting in Paris in 1959
Suzanne Rivard Le Moyne painting in Paris in 1959. Photograph by Fred Bruemmer. Courtesy of the Estate of Fred Bruemmer.
Art Canada Institute, three-year-old Yves Gaucher in 1937
Three-year-old Yves Gaucher in 1937. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher.
Art Canada Institute, Guido Molinari, Untitled, 1967
Untitled, 1967, by Guido Molinari. © Estate of Guido Molinari / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Jean McEwen, Verticales descendant des mauves, 1962
Verticales descendant des mauves, 1962, by Jean McEwen. Joan and Martin Goldfarb Collection, York University, Toronto. © Estate of Jean McEwen / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Piet Mondrian, Victory Boogie Woogie, 1942–44
Victory Boogie Woogie, 1942–44, by Piet Mondrian. Gemeentemuseum, The Hague.

 

Book Credits


Publisher

Sara Angel


Editorial Director

Meg Taylor


French Editorial Director

Dominique Denis


Web Director

Avery Swartz


Image Research Director

Angelica Demetriou


Chief Copy Editor

Ruth Gaskill


Editor

Meg Taylor


Image Research

Gaeby Abrahams

Lindsay Maynard


Copy Editor

Ruth Gaskill


Translator

Françoise Charron


Digital Layout Managers

Sara Rodriguez

Simone Wharton


French Web Intern

Erica Yudelman

 

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Copyright

© 2015 Art Canada Institute. All rights reserved.
ISBN 978-1-4871-0050-6

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Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication

Nasgaard, Roald, 1941–, author
     Yves Gaucher : life & work / Roald Nasgaard.

Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Biography — Key works — Significance & critical issues — Style &
technique — Sources & resources — Where to see.


Electronic monograph.

ISBN 978-1-4871-0052-0 (pdf).—ISBN 978-1-4871-0054-4 (epub)

1. Gaucher, Yves, 1934–. 2. Gaucher, Yves, 1934– —Criticism and interpretation. 3. Painters—Canada—Biography.  I. Art Canada Institute, issuing body  II. Title.

ND249.G376N38 2015                       759.11                       C2014-907525-1

 

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