Yves Trudeau (artist)

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Yves Trudeau
Born(1930-12-03)December 3, 1930
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
DiedDecember 18, 2017(2017-12-18) (aged 87)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Yves Trudeau (December 3, 1930 – December 18, 2017) was a Canadian sculptor and a prominent figure in 20th-century art in Quebec, especially public art.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Yves Trudeau studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal and began his career in the 1950s.[2] At first concentrating on bronze sculptures, he later incorporated wood and iron into his works.

In 1960, he founded the Association des sculpteurs du Québec (today the Conseil de la sculpture du Québec), a professional association for Quebec sculptors.[3] He created numerous significant public sculptures and took part in significant group and individual shows throughout Canada and Europe.

He received the Order of Canada in 1995.[4]

Major public works[edit]

Year Title Material Location
1966 Spacio-mobile #1 Steel Musée de Lachine, Lachine (Montreal)
1966 Vie intérieure Bronze Centre Notre-Dame de l'Enfant, Sherbrooke
1967 Le phare du cosmos Painted steel, kinetic elements St. Helen's Island, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal (created for Expo 67)[5][6]
1968 Relief Concrete, marble, ceramics Neurology department, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke
1968 Relief Bronze Pavillon de l'Avenir, Centre de formation professionnelle de Rivière-du-Loup, Rivière-du-Loup
1975 Monument à Alphonse Desjardins Aluminum Complexe Desjardins, Montreal (removed in 1995 and moved to Parc Catchpaw in Longueuil, Quebec)
1976 Mur fermé et ouvert #19 Painted steel Musée d'art de Joliette, Joliette
1978 Mur fermé et ouvert #45 Painted steel Place du Portage, Gatineau
1981 Trans-Terre Bronze Engineering and Visual Arts building, Concordia University, Montreal (formerly at Téléglobe Canada, 1000 de La Gauchetière)[7]
1982 Vortex, rythme séquentiel no. 1 Aluminum Maison Alcan, Montreal
1984 Vers la lumière Plaster, light fixtures CHSLD Centre-Ville-de-Montréal, Montreal
1984 Place de la Découverte Aluminum, stone, concrete Place de la Découverte, Gaspé
1985 Relief, négatif positif Stainless steel Côte-Vertu metro station, Saint-Laurent (Montreal)[8]
1989 Alfred Rouleau Bronze Complexe Desjardins, Montreal
2000 Parvis et portail #22 Aluminum, steel Place de l'An-2000, Saint-Laurent (Montreal)


  1. ^ Yves Trudeau, un géant de la sculpture québécoise meurt à l’âge de 87 ans (in French)
  2. ^ "Yves Trudeau". Metrodemontreal.com. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
  3. ^ Loren R. Lerner, Mary F. Williamson (1991). Art and Architecture in Canada. 1. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 978-0-8020-5856-0.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Yves Trudeau". Art Public Montréal. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  5. ^ "Expo 67's sculptors, then and now". The Gazette. Montreal. August 4, 2007.
  6. ^ Bowen, Arabella; Watson, John Shandy (2004). The Rough Guide to Montréal – Google Books. ISBN 9781843531951. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
  7. ^ "Yves Trudeau – Public Art Collection – Concordia University – Montreal, Quebec, Canada". Web2.concordia.ca. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on November 28, 2010. Retrieved October 15, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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