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Yves Gaucher Life & Work by Roald Nasgaard
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Credit for Cover Image


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


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

Credits for Works by Yves Gaucher


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

Sgana, 1962. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).
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).
Square Dance, Red Modulations, 1965. Private collection. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).
T.D.S., 1988. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. © Estate of Yves Gaucher / SODRAC (2015).
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).
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).
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


Album cover for Morning and Evening Ragas by Ali Akbar Khan.
Arthur Lismer in Montreal in 1967, photographed by Sam Tata. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. © Sam Tata. 
“Artist in Perspective: Yves Gaucher Interviewed,” by M.E. Cutler, Canadian Art 22 (1965). © The Society for Art Publications. 
C, 1964, by Kenneth Noland. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, gift from Corporations’ Subscription Fund, 1965. © Kenneth Noland / SODRAC (2015).
Catalogue for the 1979 exhibition Yves Gaucher: A Fifteen-Year Perspective, 1963–1978, by Roald Nasgaard (Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1979).
Catalogue for The Responsive Eye, by William C. Seitz (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1965).
Chromatic Accelerator, 1968, by Claude Tousignant. Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Courtesy of the artist.
Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, at 3200 Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal. 
Composer and conductor Anton Webern. Photographer unknown.
Cover of the Plasticien manifesto. Courtesy of Robert Jérôme, Jérôme Art International, Montreal.
First bars of Anton Webern’s Five Pieces for Orchestra.
Gaucher at the École des beaux-arts in Montreal, c. 1954–55. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher.

Gaucher holding a paint roller in his studio on Saint-Paul Street East, Montreal, c. 1968–69. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher.
Gaucher in his studio on De Bullion Street, Montreal, 1979. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher. 

Gaucher in his studio on Roslyn Avenue, Montreal, 1960. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher. 
Gaucher in his studio with the Grey on Grey series paintings. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher.
Gaucher in 1971, photographed by Gabor Szilasi. Courtesy of Gabor Szilasi.
Gaucher in 1996, photographed by Richard-Max Tremblay.
Gaucher playing the vibraphone, c. 1951–52. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher.
Gaucher working on a serigraph in his studio on Roslyn Avenue, Montreal, c. 1959. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher.
Gaucher’s studio on Albert Street, Montreal, 1963. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher.
Graphic score for Earle Brown’s “December 1952.” © 1961 – Associated Music Publishers – Schirmer (New York).
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).
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.
Installation view of B2 + w Ps, 1989-90, by Yves Gaucher. Photograph by Richard-Max Tremblay. Courtesy Galerie René Blouin, Montreal.
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.
Installation view of Reds & Ps, 1992, by Yves Gaucher. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher.
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.
Jericho, 1968–69, by Barnett Newman. Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris. © The Barnett Newman Foundation, New York / SODRAC (2015).
Luncheon on the Grass, 1965, by Charles Gagnon. Collection of Pierre Lassonde. Courtesy of the Estate of Charles Gagnon.
Musical score for Anton Webern’s Five Pieces for Orchestra, op. 10, first movement.
Nine Squares, 1976–77, by Ellsworth Kelly. © Tate, London 2014.
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).
“Optical Art: Pending or Ending?” by Sidney Tillim, in Arts Magazine, January 1965. © Arts Magazine.
Pages from Interaction of Color by Josef Albers (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1963).
R69, 1969– (unfinished), by Charles Gagnon. Courtesy of the Estate of Charles Gagnon.
Rhythmic Mutation Bi-Yellow, 1965, by Guido Molinari. Musée d’art de Joliette. © Estate of Guido Molinari / SODRAC (2015).
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).
Still Life: Le jour, 1929, by Georges Braque. Chester Dale Collection 1963.10.91, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 
Suzanne Rivard Le Moyne painting in Paris in 1959. Photograph by Fred Bruemmer. Courtesy of the Estate of Fred Bruemmer.
Three-year-old Yves Gaucher in 1937. Courtesy of Germaine Gaucher.
Untitled, 1967, by Guido Molinari. © Estate of Guido Molinari / SODRAC (2015).
Verticales descendant des mauves, 1962, by Jean McEwen. Joan and Martin Goldfarb Collection, York University, Toronto. © Estate of Jean McEwen / SODRAC (2015).
Victory Boogie Woogie, 1942–44, by Piet Mondrian. Gemeentemuseum, The Hague.


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).

Publisher: Sara Angel
Editorial Director: Meg Taylor
French Editorial Director: Dominique Denis
Art Direction: Concrete Design Communications
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



Copyright

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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