Raymond Vézina, Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Born in Quebec,Canada (1940). Art and Graphic Design Historian.
Master's degree in Art History, University of Paris, France 1966 ;
Professor, Laval University, Quebec, 1968-75; Curator of graphic design and art collections, Picture Division, National Archives of Canada, 1975-84; Founder and first director of RACAR, Canadian Art Periodical/Revue d'art canadienne,1974-1984; Director of the Graphic Design Program, Université du Québec à Montréal, 1988-1993; Professor of international evolution of graphic design, University du Québec à Montréal, 1984-199_;
Medal of the Superintendant of Education for best student of the year, 1962; Government of Quebec scholarship, 1963,1965, 1991; Government of France scholarship, 1965, 1966, 1980; Canada Council Scholarship, 1966, 1967, 1985, 1998; Summa cum laude-Doctorate-University of Paris, 1971; Selection of his book : Théophile Hamel, for the school curricula by the Superior Council of Education, Quebec, 1977; Grant from Japan Foundation, 1982; Grants from Ministry of External Affairs, 1987-88; Diploma de colaborador distinguido, Universidad nacional autónoma de México, Xochimilco, 1989. Grants from Ministry of Education, Japan, 1997, 1998.
MEMBER OF JURY :
Segunda Bienal International del Cartel en México, 1992.
Books and articles in Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Japan, Mexico and United States.
EXHIBITIONS AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES :
Convener of an international conference on computerized inventory of works of art, 1979; lectures in Japan for The Japanese Association for Canadian Studies, the Anthropology Museum in Osaka, the History Museum in Sakura, at Tsukuba University and at the Modern Art Museum in Sapporo, 1982; 1983-1986 organizer of four exhibitions of Kazumasa Nagai's posters; eight exhibitions or public events with Mexican graphic design, 1988-1992; exhibitions of Polish posters, 1985-1993; German Montalvo's posters, 1988; Haïti : Frantz Ewald's posters, 1989; Circulating exhibition of Germán Montalvo's posters (Canada and Australia), 1991, 1992; Vittorio's posters in Mexico City, 1992; Lectures in Mexico and Venezuela, 1993; UQAM's poster exhibition, Venezuela, 1994; Cuban Poster exhibition, 1996.Cuban poster exhibitions, in Montreal, 1996; Cuban poster exhibitions, in Hull, 1997; Cuban poster exhibitions, in México,1998; Poster exhibition by UQAMS' students, México, 1998; Bienal Internacional del cartel en Mexico, lecture, 1998; Secundo Encuentro Internacional de diseño gráfico, Xalapa, Mexico, lecture, 1998; Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores del Occidente (ITESO), Guadalajara, Mexico, lecture, 1998; Lecture in Benemerita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico, 1999; Exhibition of Alfred Halasa's posters in Xalapa, Mexico, 1999; Lecture in Escuela Gestalt de Diseño, Xalapa, 1999.