M996.10.92 | Céline and René
Céline and René
1994, 20th century
Graphite on paper
43 x 35.5 cm
Gift of M. Serge Chapleau
© McCord Museum
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Keys to History
Everything regarding Céline Dion, including her relationship with her manager, René Angélil, is reported in great detail in the Québec press. While admired by many, she also comes in for her share of criticism. Céline and René's lavish wedding was given extensive media coverage.
A child singing star, Dion began an international career in the 1980s that made her the world's best-known Quebecker. Her songs have topped the charts in many countries, and her albums sell in the millions.
Angélil and Dion's wedding was celebrated at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal.
The wedding took place on December 17, 1994, when Dion was 26 years old.
After being a star pop singer in the 1960s, Angélil became an artists' manager. He was the one who launched Dion's career in the early 1980s. She hails from Charlemagne, a small town east of Montreal.