L’Absent

Limited edition

CONTENT Poetry, limited edition
DATE 2010
FORMAT 17.5 x 25.5 x 4 cm
PAGES
LANGUAGE French
PRICE $350.00
Out of print

A superb limited edition numbered box set (75 copies numbered 1 to 75), printed on natural Moab paper and signed by Fernand Ouellette. The collection is presented in a box designed by Jacques Fournier.

Poems by Fernand Ouellette.

Works on paper by Christian Gardair.

Authors

Poet, essayist, and novelist Fernand Ouellette was born in Montreal in 1930. Around forty publications punctuate his writing career to date. He has received numerous prizes from several countries, including Quebec, France, and Switzerland, notably the Prix Athanase-David, the Governer General’s Literary Award on three occasions, the Prix Ludger-Duvernay, the Prix Gilles-Corbeil in 2002, and the Prix Alain-Grandbois in 2006. He is also the first Quebec Laureate and third international recipient of the Grand Prix international de poésie de langue française Léopold-Sédar-Senghor, which he was awarded in 2008, and was the recipient of the Grand Prix du Salon international des poètes francophones au Bénix in 2009. In 2005, he was made Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Québec.

Born in Brest in 1938, Christian Gardair spent part of his childhood in Morocco and was part of the French fleet that was scuttled in Toulon in 1942, before finding refuge in Gers. This chapter in his life had a profound impact on his future work as a painter. In 1962, he discovered Vieiro da Silva, Tal Coat, and Bazaine, and after studying science and humanities in Bordeaux, in 1967 he decided to dedicate himself exclusively to painting. He set up his first studio in Berson, Aquitaine, and later worked in Paris on Rue de Seine, where he would find long lost members of his family. His meeting with Michel Collot and Jean-Michel Maulpoix would lead to fruitful artistic collaboration.