1700 La Poste is proud to inaugurate its new space with the first retrospective exhibition of painter and printmaker Louis-Pierre Bougie. The exhibition presents an overview of Bougie’s production with some 100 works on the gallery’s three floors.

At the heart of the survey is the artist’s characteristic line, visible in his sketchbooks—exhibited here for the first time—but also in his monotypes, drawings and paintings. Ink, white highlights, and charcoal punctuate the works, which have been carefully selected from several decades of production.



Louis-Pierre Bougie was born in Trois-Rivières (Québec) in 1946. A master engraver, painter and sculptor, he has had a career spanning more than 40 years. The artist began his studies by auditing classes at the legendary École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, and went on to train at a number of studios, notably in France, where he learned lithography at Atelier Champfleury and specialized in intaglio and etching at Lacourière et Frélaut. A founding member of the Montréal printmaking cooperative L’Atelier Circulaire, he continues to contribute to the development of printmaking in Québec by welcoming emerging and internationally established artists to the studio. The recipient of many prestigious awards, he has exhibited in some fifty solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His work is included in private and public collections in Canada and abroad.

“Louis-Pierre Bougie’s works can be read like a picture diary that documents a life inhabited by both joy and exuberance, but also by an endless cry of anguish in the face of what cannot be communicated […]. Everything begins with drawing, the foundation of studio work. Bougie then moves on to engraving in order to feel out the contours of forms and put them into perspective. Next comes the discreet presence of paint […]. Favouring studio work with models, Bougie examines questions of love and friendship through the interplay of bodies that are entwined, elongated, and awhirl, susceptible to inner torments or dreams, free-floating."


1700 la poste

1700 Notre-Dame Street W
Montreal (Qc) H3J 1M3

Metro station Lucien L’Allier
or Georges-Vanier

How to get there
T. (438) 384-1700
F. (438) 384-1600


Raymonde April : traversée
October 7th to December 18th 2022

From Wednesday to Sunday
11 AM to 6 PM

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