Louise Thérèse Blouin (born 1958/59) is a Canadian magazine
publisher. She is owner of
Louise Blouin Media, which she founded.
Louise Blouin was born in the suburbs of Montreal, in Quebec, Canada,
the sixth child of parents who owned an insurance brokerage. Her
father died when she was fifteen. She studied commerce at McGill
University, and later transferred to Concordia University. She did not
graduate. She worked as a stock analyst and as a stockbroker.
In the early 1980s, Blouin married David MacDonald Stewart, a member
of the Canadian
MacDonald tobacco family. The marriage was annulled
within a year.
Blouin later married
John MacBain and the couple acquired Auto Hebdo,
a classified car trading magazine, in 1987. The business grew into
Trader Classified Media. Although the couple separated in 2000, Blouin
did not sell her remaining shareholding until 2004. After the
separation she became CEO of the
London auction house Phillips de
Pury, owned by her new companion Simon de Pury; in December 2002,
after a year, she resigned. She started
Louise Blouin Media
Louise Blouin Media in
2003, and moved into art publications.
In 2005 Blouin started the Louise T. Blouin Foundation, an
international organisation for creativity and the arts. In October
2006 the foundation opened the Louise T. Blouin Institute in
Shepherd's Bush in west London.
Blouin married Mathew Kabatoff, who worked for the Louise Blouin
Foundation, in France in June 2011.
In 2016, her name appeared in the
Panama Papers as registered owner of
five companies in the British Virgin Islands. She commented, "I
didn't even know. . . It is not relevant. It is not because you are in
the Panama list that you did something wrong. You are the one
informing me about that. You can't assume everyone with a BVI
[company] has done something wrong".
In 1993 Blouin was one of approximately 200 "Global Leaders of
Tomorrow" listed by the World Economic Forum, a Swiss foundation.
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^ a b Benjamin Genocchio (5 October 2011). New York Observer's
Desperate LBM Smear Misfires — And Is Full of Errors. Artinfo.
Archived 7 October 2011.
^ a b Andrew Porter (14 March 2004). Art Publisher's Ambition is a
Study in Revenge. The Sunday Times. Archived 12 June 2011.
^ Felicia R. Lee (2 May 2005). A New Arts Foundation with a Focus on
Creativity. New York Times.
^ Kat Stoeffel (10 May 2011). Will a Paywall
Help Keep the Lights on
Louise Blouin Media?. The New York Observer. Archived 6 October
^ Ryan Steadman (11 April 2016). Blouin Hot Air?
Panama Papers Expose
Art Pub Mogul’s Offshore Companies. London: The Observer.
^ Tanya Talaga (9 April 2016). Who uses offshore tax shelters? One of
Canada's richest women. The Toronto Star. Archived 9 April 2016.
^ GLT Class 1993. Geneva: World Economic Forum. Accessed April 2015.