HUDON Normand

HUDON Normand

“The one time I met Maurice Duplessis he claimed not to recognize himself in my caricatures. I assured the Premier there was no need to worry as thousands of others did.”                                                                                                                    The Hecklers:238.

Born 1929 in Montréal.

After studying art at l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, he received a grant to study for a year in Paris France under painter Fernard Léger at l’Académie de Montmartre. While a student in Montréal.he began doing caricatures for Le Quartier Latin a university publication.

After World War Two, he freelanced for three rival newspapers: Le Photo Journal, Le Petit Journal and Le Patrie. In the late 1950’s he began working full time for Le Devoir. Succeeding, Robert LaPalm he waged a strong campaign against the Union Nationale the reigning political party in Québec at the time. He often included a caricature of Premier Maurice Duplessis as a vulture somewhere in the drawing.. In the early 1960’s he transferred to La Presse and later to Le Journal de Montréal.

He was also a well-known television personality and produced several humour publications.

He died 1997.

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Dust jacket:

Front & Back: La Téte La Première. Institut Littéraire, 1958.

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Caricature:

La Téte La Première. Institut Littéraire, 1958.

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BOOK GRAPHIC COLLECTION:

Cover:

Dust jacket:

Back: La Téte La Première. Institut Littéraire, 1958.

SOURCE:

Book graphic:

Portfoolio 13. Edit., Guy Badeaux. Macmillan Co. of Canada Ltd, 1997: 4.

Book text:

The Hecklers. Writ. & Ed.., Peter Desbarates & Terry Mosher. McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 1979: 238.