Francine Gravel

Selected Works



Montreal Quebec, 1944



1965: Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, Diploma in painting and printmaking

1966: Diploma in psycho-pedagogy plus Brevet qualification


Selected Exhibitions

2007: Scott Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2004: Scott Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2002: Scott Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2001: Harrison Galleries, Vancouver, BC

2000: Scott Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1998: Hambleton Galleries, Kelowna, BC

1998: Harrison Galleries, Vancouver, BC

1996: Kathleen Laverty Gallery, Edmonton

1996: Galerie Klimantiris, St. Laurent, QC

1994: McLaren-Barnes Gallery, Oakville, ON

1994: Galerie Klimantiris, St. Laurent, QC

1987: Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton, BC

1985: Galerie d’Art de l’Ile des Moulins, Terrebonne, QC

1984: Heffel Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

1981: Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, B.C.

1979: Wells Gallery, Ottawa, ON

1978: Pascal Gallery, Toronto, ON

1977: Rodrigue Le May Gallery, Ottawa, ON

1977: Glenbow Art Gallery, Calgary, AB

1976: Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France

1976: Canada House, Brussels, Belgium

1976: Canadian Consulate, New York, N.Y.

1975-76: Alberta Art Foundation Collections show in Canada House London, England

1970: Emiel Verhaeren Museum, St-Amons-on-the-Scheldt, Belgium  

1969: Gallery Windkind, Antwerp, Belgium

1968-69: Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Engravers, London, UK

1967: Gallery, Lycee da Silva, Montreal, QC


Selected Collections

The Albert I Royal Library, Belgium
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Atelier Libre, Montreal
Athabasca University
La Bibiliotheque Nationale du Quebec
The British Columbia Government
British Columbia Systems Corporation
The Glenbow Foundation, Calgary, AB
Gardner, McDonald and Company
Kamloops Public Art Gallery, Kamloops
Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna
Laing Property Development Corporation
McGill University, Montreal, QC
Walter C. McKenzie Health Sciences Centre, Edmonton, AB
National Library of Ottawa
National Hoger Institute in Koninklijke Academie, Antwerp
Peter Pocklington Corp.
Edmonton Stage West, Calgary, AB
Toronto Metro Library
Umberto Restaurants, Vancouver, BC
University of Alberta
University of Calgary
Concordia University
University of Manitoba
Vancouver Public Library
University of Saskatchewan
Xerox of Canada
Harper, Grey, Easton and Company
Sheraton-Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, SK

Private Collections: In Africa, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada Denmark, England, France, Holland, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan and the USA

Artist Statement

Over the years Francine Gravel has established in her work a procession of characters - musicians, dancers and dreamers - moving through a world of lyrical reverie. Her oil paintings, rich in colour and texture, are presented in a range of themes that are often whimsical and always evocative, filled with an atmosphere of celebration and wonder.