Pierre Granche

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Pierre Granche
Born(1948-03-14)March 14, 1948
DiedSeptember 30, 1997(1997-09-30) (aged 49)
EducationÉcole de Beaux-Arts de Montréal and the Université de Vincennes in Paris,
Known forsculptor, educator.

Pierre Granche (March 14, 1948 – September 30, 1997[1]) was a French-Canadian sculptor. Having studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal and the Université de Vincennes in Paris, he taught in the art history department of the Université de Montréal for more than twenty years (1975–1997) until his death from lung cancer in Montreal.[1][2]

As a sculptor, his works are mainly abstract semi-representational pieces, many in aluminium. He was highly influential in the Quebec art world in the field of integrating art and architecture.

Public artworks[edit]

Some of his public artworks include:

  • 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;
  • Égalité / équivalence, a grouping of sculptures representing dogs, winged men, and gardens, Université Laval, Quebec City;

See List of Canadians, List of Quebecois.


  1. ^ a b St-Pierre, Gaston (December 15, 2013). "Pierre Granche". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  2. ^ Côté, Roch (1998). Québec 1999 (in French). Les Editions Fides. pp. 99–. ISBN 978-2-7621-2045-5.
  3. ^ - The Canadian War Memorial (Art and Architecture)
  4. ^ - Canada Memorial in Green Park (Veterans Affairs Canada)

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