Citizenship : Canadian
Lives and works in Montréal, QC, Canada.
Art :Self-taught with exception of 2 workshops in 1982 and 1983 under the
direction of Albert Handell in Woodstock, New York.
Other :Engineering degree, École Polytechnique de l’université de Montréal, 1969.
Diploma in Management, McGill University, 1978.
1983 :Left the Engineering profession to become a painter.
1984 à 1994 :Participated in several group and individual exhibitions, among them:
-Four group exhibitions organized by the Pastel Society of America in
New York. Where I won three awards with portrait paintings.
-Three solo exhibitions at the Dominion Gallery in Montréal.
From 1994 :Engaged in research aimed at attaining a union between abstraction and
figuration so as to achieve a power of expression.
The research is founded on the opposing views of two key figures from
twentieth century art history. The first, D. H. Kanhweiler, the defender of
Picasso, rejected abstraction as a means of artistic expression. His opponent,
W. Worringer, claimed that abstraction is the sine qua non condition to the development of a grand style, the last manifestation of which would have been the Gothic style. As a result of this research, an essay was completed.
The essay’s synopsis can be reached by clicking here.