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Raymond Bellemare , 1942

  Graphic designer

Biographical Sketch:

Raymond Bellemare, designer and graphic artist, was born in Nicolet, Quebec on January 25, 1942. He studied graphic design at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal, obtaining his diploma in 1962. He then worked as a graphic designer for a number of firms, including Radio-Canada. In 1971, he founded his own company Raymond Bellemare Designers inc. In 1976, he collaborated as director of graphic design and then as consultant on the Montreal Olympic Games. From 1979 to 1983, he was a partner in the firm Bellemare, de Passillé et Associés inc., and from 1987 to 1992, in the firm Bellemare, Rivard et Associés ltée. While at this latter company, he oriented his professional activities more toward computer graphics. Raymond Bellemare has clients in the cultural, industrial and institutional sectors. In addition to pursuing a career in graphic design, he was a lecturer at the Cégep du Vieux Montréal in 1967-1968, then at the Université du Québec à Montréal in 1970-1971, 1982-1983 and 1994-1995. He has designed a number of stamps for Canada Post Corporation and was a member of its advisory committee from 1983 to 1987. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, the Société des graphistes du Québec, the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. He has also won numerous prizes, including awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Art Director's Club of New York, the Graphica Club of Toronto, Communication Arts magazine, Deco Press Milano, Design Canada, the Packaging Association of Canada, the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, Suppon Publishing of Washington and the Université du Québec à Montréal. Bellemare participates in exhibitions and his works are published in numerous magazines worldwide.


Raymond Bellemare, 2003. Photograph provided by R. Bellemare.
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