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Gérard Bessette

Full name: Gérard Bessette
Gender: Male
Born: February 25, 1920 in Sainte-Anne-de-Sabrevois, Québec, Canada
Died: February 21, 2005 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Art Competitions


Canadian Gérard Bessette was a well-known writer, critic and educater who studied at the University of Montréal, where he completed his doctorate in 1950. He then became a professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and taught there until 1958, before returning to Canada and teaching until 1960 in Kingston at the Collège Militaire Royal du Canada, and until 1979 at Queen’s University of Kingston. During this time Bessette published novels about society in Québec City and Montréal, in which he denounced the influence of tradition on social and aesthetic standards.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 28 London Art Competitions Mixed Literature, Unknown Event Canada CAN AC

Mixed Literature, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 28 London Art Competitions Canada Final Standings AC Le Coureur
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