VAILLANCOURT, Armand : 1953

Armand Vaillancourt is a Québécois sculptor, painter and performance artist born on September 3, 1929 in the city of Black Lake, Quebec.

Public Sculptures

1953: L'arbre de la rue Durocher (Montréal)
 A real public performance, during two years, Armand sculpted directly from the street, that tree on Durocher street, in Montreal. Very controversial, this sculpture made passersby curious, not knowing how to label it. Symbolising the relationship between art and nature, the sculpture remained there for several years before being finally moved to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. This work of art would awaken the conscience of many artists concerned by ecology and is now considered by many to be a key work of modern Quebec sculpture.

1980: Intemporel (Chicoutimi)
Vaillancourt created a field of white stones surrounded by "cages" for an environmental sculpture symposium at Chicoutimi. 1500 tons of rocks were used for this monumental work of art. The white stones, representing nature, were put into metal cages, symbolising humanity's efforts to control everything.

Public Sculptures (commissioned)

1967: Je me souviens (Toronto, esquisse)

1971: Québec libre ! (San Francisco, United States)

1983: Justice

And many more.

Honors 1993 - Prix Paul-Émile-Borduas. Member of l'Ordre national du Québec.