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Charles Daudelin

Charles Daudelin, Island Dwellers (Habitants des îles), 1946. Earthenware. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Charles Daudelin (October 1, 1920-April 2, 2001) was a 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:

  • the altar screen for the Sacré-Coeur chapel for Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal;
  • works in Viger Square in Montreal and the Place du Québec 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-Émile-Borduas in 1985 [1], and was made a member of the Ordre national du Québec in 1998. He died in Kirkland, Quebec (now in Montreal); his last work, Le Passage du 2 avril, is named for the date of his death and installed in front of Kirkland's former town hall.

See also: List of Quebecois

Charles Daudelin. Odalisque or Le sphinx, 1948. Oil on canvas. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Sculptural grille by Charles Daudelin, at Langelier metro station in Montreal