Hudon, Normand

Technique: Oil, illustration


Normand Hudon was born in Montreal in 1929. He studied at L'École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal, and received a scholarship to study in Paris, at the Académie de Montmartre with the painter Fernand Léger. During his stay in Paris, he had the chance to meet Picasso, and later, while visiting New York, he became acquainted with Dali.

From 1948 to 1958, Hudon was a freelance cartoonist for several newspapers like Le Photo Journal, Le Petit Journal and La Patrie. From 1958 to 1961, he worked full time for Le Devoir, creating sarcastic and humorous caricatures of Maurice Duplessis, who was always accompanied by a vulture in these drawings. In 1961, he began his daily contributions to La Presse, which continued until 1965.

Alongside his activities as political cartoonist, Hudon worked on television animations, directed humorous publications, and pursued a career as a painter. He died in 1997.


  • 1956 - First major solo exhibition at the Agnès-Lefort Gallery in Montreal
  • 1956 - Exhibition of 350 caricatures at Restaurant Hélène-de-Champlain, Montreal
  • 1965 - Front page of Time Magazine (Canadian Edition, July 9) with the portrait of Marc Favreau
  • 1967 - Painted four panels on the ceiling of the Energy Expo 67 pavilion
  • 1967 - Mural for the pavilion of Humour, Terre des Hommes