September 20, 2016 “The Jean Ford Memorial Lecture”
Rita Briansky, Well Known Montreal Artist
Title of Presentation: “I was Born with a Pencil in my Hand”
I consider myself lucky in that I did not have to agonize as to what I would do with my life, as I knew forever that art was my calling.
At age 16 I began studying with Alexander Bercovitch, and at the same time in Baron Byng High School we had Anne Savage as the art teacher. In Montreal I then continued one year with Jacques de Tonnancour at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and subsequently went to The Art Student’s League in New York.
I have exhibited in group shows and privately since the 50′s, have taught at the Visual Arts Centre, the Saidye Bronfman Centre and am currently teaching at the Cummings Centre here in Montreal.
I will talk about my life in art and show my earliest artworks and on up to the present.