Born in Oka near Montreal, Madeleine Lemire now lives and works in Quebec, in the Eastern Townships. She is a student at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris. In Montreal, she is a student at the School of Fine Arts, the Academy of Arts (as well as taught) and the Saidye Bronfman Arts Center. She has several solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States and Europe. Many collections around the world have acquired her works. In 1996, she was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Madeleine Lemire is represented by various galleries, including the Michelangelo Gallery in Montreal, Galerie Perreault in Quebec City, Coup-de-coeur gallery in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli and Stephen Lowe Art Gallery in Calgary.
* R.C.A. ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS OF CANADA The history of the Royal Canadian Academy begins with the Royal Academy of Arts, founded in England in 1768 for the advancement of the fine arts. For a century it was the only school of British art. Elected members are authorized to write the initials R.C.A. Following their name. In 1880, Le Marquis de Lorne, then Governor-General of Canada, founded the Royal Canadian Academy. The members at that time are 26 renowned painters, sculptors or architects who wish to promote the visual arts in the very new Dominion of Canada. These 26 Academicians, as they were named, founded the National Gallery in Ottawa, with the condition that each new elected member deposit a work of art in the Gallery. They also established the first model drawing classes in Ottawa, Toronto and Halifax. In 1995, 115 years later, the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts revised its constitution and a new revitalization plan was drawn up. Today, with about 500 members from 21 different disciplines, working to present exhibitions, support public museums and perhaps most importantly everything, encourage young artists Canada. The Academicians are elected by their peers on the basis of a significant production over a significant period of time.