Armand Vaillancourt

Armand Vaillancourt

This year, the Galerie Lounge TD has the immense privilege of presenting a one of a kind creation by Armand Vaillancourt, a leading figure in contemporary Quebec art.

La Révolution du coeur

La Révolution du coeur

A colourful, and dramatic personality and living legend who, 50 years into his career, remains an innovator in both technique and aesthetic, Vaillancourt continues to give free rein to his profound energy and inexhaustible creativity. Now considered a pioneer in Quebec’s artistic affirmation, he has been shattering standards of conformity since the early ’50s. Exploring techniques and materials like no other artist, he has opened the way to modernity.

Fiercely engaged in social, cultural and environmental issues, he uses his art as a weapon, a tool for protest and raising consciousness, as well as being a pioneer in taking art to the streets. Steel, cast iron, bronze, wood, concrete, aluminum, found objects, assemblage, paint, or engraving… Armand Vaillancourt has never limited himself to one form or technique. He produces monumental sculptures and impressive pictorial works. Armand Vaillancourt was born in Black Lake, Quebec, on September 3, 1929, and studied at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal (1951-1955). His works can be found throughout Canada and the U.S. and in the finest public, private and museum collections. He has received a number of distinctions, including the prestigious Prix Paul-Émile-Borduas in 1993. In 2004, he was given the title of Chevalier in the Ordre national du Québec.