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Louise Renaud (born August 3, 1922) was a Canadian artist associated with Les Automatistes.

She was born in Montreal, Quebec and studied at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal from 1938 to 1942. She attended Erwin Piscator's Dramatic Workshop and Studio in New York City from 1943 to 1945. While in New York City, Renaud was also a governess for the children of art dealer Pierre Matisse, the son of Henri Matisse. Renaud had also trained as a dancer; her friend Françoise Sullivan stayed with her while studying dance in New York City.[1][2]

She was one of the signatories on Paul-Émile Borduas's Refus Global.[3]

The choreographer Jeanne Renaud and the writer Thérèse Renaud were her sisters.[2]


  1. ^ "Renaud, Louise". 150 Years of Canadian Art. Artefacts Canada.
  2. ^ a b "Early Life and Training, 1928-1946 (Jeanne Renaud)". Dance Collection Danse.
  3. ^ "The Automatists and the Book". Royal Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters and Sciences, 1949-1951.