The Estrie artist painter Monique Voyer died on January 9 at the age of 92, in Magog.
After studying at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal from 1947 to 1952, notably under the direction of Stanley Cosgrove and Alfred Pellan, Monique Voyer continued her artistic studies in Paris in 1953 and 1954.
She exhibited in Sherbrooke in 1956, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts the following year, at the Agnès Lefort gallery in the 1960s and at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (Château Dufresne) in 1966, before also devote himself to teaching.
“Monique Voyer was considered the dean of the arts in Estrie,” says Françoise Le Gris, art historian and curator. In recent decades, it has revitalized the arts community in Estrie through its constant presence with presenters, artists, collectors and cultural venues in the region. She has trained several generations of artists through her teaching and artistic influence. He is an important figure in our artistic history in Quebec who is disappearing. “