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About Our Auction
Historic Saranac Lake is celebrating the life and work of Ursula Trudeau with an auction of a collection of her paintings. The paintings are on display in the John Black Room at the Saranac Laboratory Museum. View the paintings by visiting during our regular museum hours, Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-5pm. To view larger images, visit the image gallery here: https://www.historicsaranaclake.org/ursula-paintings.html.
ABOUT URSULA TRUDEAU (January 17, 1932 - December 5, 2019)
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Ursula showed an early talent in art and went on to attend the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Montreal. Upon graduation, she pursued a career in freelance commercial art, including fashion illustration, hand-painted billboards, costume and set design for both theater and television, window displays and textile design. Following two years of working in Paris, she met her future husband, Francis B. Trudeau, MD, and they were married in 1960. Ursula moved to Saranac Lake and continued what was to be a long career in painting, exhibiting frequently in Montreal, Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and the Virgin Islands. Ursula was a longtime friend and supporter of Historic Saranac Lake. In 2013, the Saranac Laboratory Museum hosted an exhibit titled “A Life in Hats” featuring Ursula's extensive hat collection. We are honored to host this auction of some of her beautiful paintings in her memory. Our thanks to the Trudeau Family for donating this collection to support the work of Historic Saranac Lake.
About Historic Saranac Lake
Historic Saranac Lake's mission is to preserve and present area history and architecture to build a stronger community. Historic Saranac Lake owns and operates the Saranac Laboratory Museum. The museum is open year-round with permanent exhibits on scientific research and patient care, and temporary exhibits on topics of local history.