Charles Daudelin

 
Image © Copyright Succession Charles Daudelin / SODRAC (2015)

Cube à espace ambigu
Gilt Bronze, 1970 ( ed. 20 )
3in. square

Provenance:
Private collection, Montreal

Literature:
Charles Daudelin, carte d’invitation vernissage, Galerie Godard, Au musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 28th. October 1970, illustrated.
Arts-Actualité-Expositions, Charles Daudelin Du multiple comme objet d’art, Gilbert Sommier, Vie des Arts, n° 61, hiver 1970-1971, p. 73, illustrated.
La Sculpture, du multiple à l’environnement Charles Daudelin, Editions Formart, 1972, p.17, gatefold #25, illustrated.
Charles Daudelin, Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal du 28 mars au 28 avril 1974, Musée du Québec, du 9 mai au 10 juin 1974, exhibition catalogue, p.22, #103.
Charles Daudelin : l’avenir retrouvé, ou, la résurrection des rêves, Les 400 coups, 1998, p.78, llustrated.

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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.

Biography courtesy of: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Daudelin