Marcel Barbeau

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Marcel Barbeau
Marcel-Barbeau atelier 2001.jpg
Marcel-Barbeau at his atelier in Estrie, Sutton, Quebec in 2001
Born (1925-02-18) February 18, 1925 (age 90)
Montreal, Quebec
Nationality Canadian
Known for artist

Marcel Barbeau, OC OQ (born February 18, 1925) is a Canadian artist.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, he studied with Paul-Émile Borduas. He completed 'Foret vierge' (1948), which is now in a private collection.[1]

In 1995, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.[2] He was made an Officer of the National Order of Quebec in 2015.[3]

He abandoned his children when they were very young and they grew up separated in foster care. His son is schizophrenic and his daughter Manon Barbeau and granddaughter Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette are both noted Canadian filmmakers.


  1. ^ Pound, Richard W. (2005). 'Fitzhenry and Whiteside Book of Canadian Facts and Dates'. Fitzhenry and Whiteside. 
  2. ^ "Members since 1880". Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. 
  3. ^ "National Order of Quebec citation" (in French). 

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