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was a French-Canadian
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Having studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal
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and the Université de Vincennes in Paris
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, he taught in the art history department of the Université de Montréal
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for more than twenty years (1975-1997) until his death in Montreal
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As a sculptor, his works are mainly abstract
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semi-representational pieces, many in aluminium
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. He was highly influential in the Quebec
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art world in the field of integrating art and architecture.
Some of his public art
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- 32 fois passera, le dernier s'envolera, a collection of vertical glass screens with plant forms in aluminum, symbolising education, in the courtyard of the Pavillon J-A-de Sève, UQAM, Montreal;
- Lieu re-découvert, an environmental intervention of a variety of truncated pyramid shapes, Le Gardeur hospital, Repentigny, Quebec
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- Égalité / équivalence, a grouping of sculptures representing dogs, winged men, and gardens, Université Laval
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, Quebec City
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See List of Canadians
, List of Quebecois.