Madeleine Duguay Monette

Born: 1921  |  Died: 2013

Madeleine Duguay Monette. Fibre artist. Rug hooker. St-Elphage, Cte. Kamouraska, Quebec.  Active mid to late 20th century.

Madeleine Dugay Monette was one of the most talented hooked rug makers and designers. Her designs are stunning and filled with color. She seems to have had no constraints and she showed it with unexpected shapes and a wonderful sense of color. She hooked the traditional scenes of her country and childhood and then seemed to stepped outside the ‘box’ and showed us her imagination in vivid primary colors. Madeleine Duguay Monette hooked with recycled material on jute coffee bags and inspired by patterns in the bags she sometimes incorporated them into her own designs.  Her hooked mats are spectacular and her designs are transcendent. Matisse would sigh.

She hooked rugs from the age of six until she married at the age of 21. In 1984 she moved to Montreal and resumed making hooked rugs of her own designs.

Her work is widely collected in Quebec; both privately and in museums and she also has appeared in many gallery shows.

Madeleine Duguay Monette at a showing of her work in Montreal:

Madelaine Duguay-Monette. Fabric Artist. Rug Hooker. At one of her exhibitions. C. 2000

Madeleine Duguay Monette. Fabric Artist. Rug Hooker. At one of her exhibitions. C. 2000

 

A Hooked mat by Madeleine Duguay Monette. The House:

Madelaine Duguay Monette. Fabric Artist. Rug Hooker. Kooked Mat. The House.

Madeleine Duguay Monette. Fabric Artist. Rug Hooker. Hooked Mat: The House.

 

Madeleine Duguay Monette. Fabric Artist. Rug Hooker. Using the patterns in the jute coffee sacs:

Madelaine Duguay Monette. Fabric Artist. Rug Hooker. Using the patterns in the jute coffee sacs.

Madeleine Duguay Monette. Fabric Artist. Rug Hooker. Using the patterns in the jute coffee sacs.

 

Ref: For a very fine on-line collection of her mats and some biographical notes:

http://www.antiquepromotion.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?viewmode=flat&topic_id=3186&forum=27