Marcel Barbeau - Painter/Sculptor - 1925 - 2016

Photo of Marcel Barbeau in his Montreal studio by Martin Lipman for the Canada Council for the Arts.

Photo of Marcel Barbeau in his Montreal studio by Martin Lipman for the Canada Council for the Arts.

I do not look for beauty, I attempt to produce a painting that is vibrant.

On January 2nd, just last year, Marcel Barbeau sadly passed away. He was 90 years old. Over the course of his successful artistic career, his work had taken a variety of directions as he continually responded to his creative impulse and a desire to exceed the limits of a given form.  

His works are vivid, involve various strokes and he was one of the first non-figurative painters in Canada. He created an astounding four-thousand-plus artworks.  Read more about Marcel here. 

Marcel Barbeau Source: http://www.ngcmagazine.ca/artists/the-proust-questionnaire-marcel-barbeau

Marcel Barbeau

Source: http://www.ngcmagazine.ca/artists/the-proust-questionnaire-marcel-barbeau

Marcel Barbeau's Art held by the following Canadian art galleries:

Art Gallery of Ontario
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
National Gallery of Canada

Sources: 

Canadian Heritage Information Network

Canadian Art Foundation