Charles Daudelin

Image © Copyright Succession Charles Daudelin / SODRAC (2015)

Gilt Bronze, 1979 #XIV/L
4.1 x 1.7 x 0.3 inches

• Charles Daudelin : l’avenir retrouvé, ou, la résurrection des rêves, Les 400 coups, 1998 p81, illustration.

Biography: Charles Daudelin ( 1920 2001 ) Canadian sculptor and painter, a major Quebec artist. Born in Granby, Quebec, he became a pioneer in integrating art into public space. He created many public artworks, including:

  • Allegrocube, in front of the Palais de justice de Montreal
  • The altar screen for the Sacre Coeur chapel for Notre-Dame Basilica
  • Works in Viger Square in Montreal and the Place du Qubec in Paris
  • Aluminum joints at Mont-Royal station and large sculptural grilles at Langelier station in the Montreal metro

Charles Daudelin was awarded the Quebec government’s Prix Paul Emile-Borduas in 1985, and was made a member of the Ordre national du Quebec in 1998. He died in Kirkland, Quebec. His last work, Le Passage du 2 avril, is named for the date of his death and installed in front of Kirkland city hall.

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