The Automatist Years: 1953
- February 11
New application for a grant from the Royal Society of Canada (Écrits I, p. 40).
- March 17
Obtains the right to immigrate to the United States (Écrits I, p. 40)
Participates in the Annual Exhibition of Canadian Painting 1953 held at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa; Borduas shows Éruption imprévue, 1951, (Gagnon 1978, p. 489).