JEAN PAUL JÉRÔME

BIOGRAPHY

(1928 - 2004)


Jean-Paul Jérôme at the National Gallery of Canada 

From 1943 to 1950, Jérôme studied at the école des Beaux-Arts de Montréal. He learned fresco techniques at Stanley Cosgrove’s studio from 1949 to 1951. After working for Radio-Canada as a set decorator, he met Belzile, Toupin and Jauran (alias Rodolphe de Repentigny) and formed the Plasticien movement from 1951 to 1955. In February 1955, the group’s manifesto, of which he was a signatory, was published.