Madeleine Dansereau

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Madeleine Dansereau (Maranda)

Birthplace: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Death: 1991 (68-69)
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Occupation: Artiste joaillière, peintre, auteure; Artist, goldsmith, painter, author
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About Madeleine Dansereau


Madeleine Danserau (Maranda-Dansereau) was the first female jeweler in Quebec. She studied in the workshop of the Swiss jewelry maker Philippe Vauthier Montreal from 1959 to 1965. In 1973, along with Armand Brochard she founded the first "École de joaillerie et de métaux d'Art" in Montreal. After having participated in numerous craft exhibitions in Quebec and Ontario, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts held a solo exhibition of her work in June 1996. Her work is held in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts as well as the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull.


  • Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, 1938 - 1941
  • Private study, 1959 - 1965 (under Atelier Philippe Vauthier)
  • Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), ? - 1972


  • Canadian Crafts Council
  • Canadian Handicrafts Guild
  • Corporation des métiers d'art
  • Canadian Society of Decorative Arts
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths


  • Maranda-Dansereau, Madeleine. Pour un nouveau paradigme du bijou. Montreal: Université du Québec à Montréal, 1984.


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Montréal, Québec, Canada
Age 69
Montréal, Québec, Canada