Béchard, Madeleine

Technique: Acrylic

Born in St-Pascal-de-Kamouraska, Quebec in 1928 Madeleine Béchard passed away in 2016 in Trois-Rivières.

Madeleine Béchard taught at the Chanoine Beaudet Institute in St-Pascal-de-Kamouraska from 1945 to 1949. She then studied the technique of oil painting with Pierre Labrecque in Charlevoix from 1987-1988. From 1991 to 1996 she pursued her art studies at the Beaux-Arts in Montreal and finally with Louis Desaultiers.

There is a sort of timelessness about her work, where form and colour softly blend in. Meanwhile, figures elegantly glide through the canvas.

Media coverage

  • Le Nouvelliste, Trois Rivières
  • Le courrier du sud, Brossard
  • Télé communautaire
  • L’éclaireur régional, Victoriaville


  • Cultural Centre of Shawinigan
  • Mouvements Desjardins
  • Town of Shawinigan
  • RBC Dominion Securities inc.
  • Key Production, FL, USA

Prizes and honours

  • Juried Work, Symposium de Drummondville, 2001 et de la Mauricie, Shawinigan, 1998/2001
  • Juried Work, Hall des Arts, Brossard, 2000
  • Juried Work, Musée Laurier, 1996