Barbeau, Marcel

Marcel Barbeau was born in Montreal in 1925. He painted and sculpted for more than seventy years with remarkable fervor and passion. He is known for his impressive body of works: paintings, sculptures, drawings, collages and prints.

Above all a free man, he remained faithful to the automatist spirit. He was one of the signatories of the Refus Global of 1948.

The artist’s record demonstrates remarkable dynamism and insight. Constantly looking for new ways to manipulate form and light, the evolution of his work is unique and sets him apart from the painters of his generation.

Marcel Barbeau has received numerous recognitions, including: the Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts, the Borduas Award and the Louis-Philippe Hébert Award.

He died in Montreal on January 2, 2016.

L’épi de cristal

L’épi de cristal, 2001, acrylic on canvas, 61 x 75 cm

Tilla, Tilla

Tilla Tilla, 1972-76, Fiberglass Sculpture, 118 x 61 x 30 cm

Les jours distants

Les jours distants, 1992, acrylic on canvas, 35 x 50 cm

La houle Diaz

La houle Diaz, 1997, acrylic on papere, 46 x 61 cm

La belle cordière

La belle cordière, 1986, acrylic on canvas, 152,5 x 110 cm

Clear Water

Clear Water, 2006, acrylic on canvas, 61 x 76 cm

Reflets de Charlevoix – Cap aux oies

Reflets de Charlevoix – Cap aux oies, 1997, acrylic on canvas, 35 x 45 cm

Reflets de Charlevoix – Les hautes gorges

Reflets de Charlevoix – Les hautes gorges, 1997, acrylic on canvas, 35 x 45 cm

À l’ombre des oiseaux

À l’ombre des oiseaux, 1997, acrylic on canvas, 35 x 45 cm

Les chemins du coeur

Les chemins du coeur, 1997, acrylic on canvas, 35 x 45 cm

La mer est belle

La mer est belle, 1981, acrylic on canvas, 91,5 x 76 cm

Verdagne

Verdagne, 1981, acrylic on canvas, 91,5 x 76 cm

Attachement

Attachement, 2005, acrylic on canvas, 61 x 76 cm

Danse dans les terres intérieures

Danse dans les terres intérieures, 1978, acrylic on canvas, 63,5 x 81 cm

La carrière aux mouflons

La carrière aux mouflons, 2006, acrylic on canvas, 63,5 x 81 cm

L’échelle sans âge

L’échelle sans âge, 1984, acrylic on canvas, 46 x 61 cm

Sans titre

Sans titre, 1953, ink on paper mounted on wood, 26 x 33 cm

Sans titre

Sans titre, 1979, acrylic on canvas, 63,5 x 81 cm

Sans titre

Sans titre, 1991, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 150 cm

Rivière lacérée

Rivière lacérée, 1991, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 150 cm

Lune ouille

Lune ouille, 1964, acrylic on canvas, 152,5 x 203 cm

Sans titre

Sans titre, 1988
Acrylic on paper, 36 x 51 cm