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CHABOT, CÉCILE, 1907-1990

Cécile Chabot fonds. - [ca. 1939-1949]. - 30 illustrations : 29 cm by 27 cm or smaller.

Biographical Sketch

Poet, painter, storyteller and writer Cécile Chabot was born in l'Annonciation (Deux-Montagnes), Quebec, in 1907. She studied at the École des arts et métiers and then at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal, from 1933 to 1938. As an artist, she illustrated her own collections of poetry and stories such as: Légende mystique (1942), Paysannerie: conte des rois (1944), Imagerie: contes de Noël (1944) and Le Cheval vert (1961). While creating and publishing her illustrated books, she lectured, contributed to a range of journals and wrote numerous radio and television scripts for Radio-Canada (1942-1946). She was awarded the Royal Society of Canada bronze medal for Féerie in 1964.

Scope and Content

The Cécile Chabot fonds contains original illustrations for the following books: Vitrail: Poèmes (1939) and Légende mystique (1942), and a watercolour entitled "Gabrielle Roy dans la forêt St-Germain-en-Laye" (1949).

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from Cécile Chabot in 1990. [1990-18]

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: finding aid available.

Associated Material: the Music Division, National Library of Canada, has a portion of the Cécile Chabot fonds (MUS183), as does the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec (MSS 447).

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