Louis Archambault

L'Arbre Sacre, 1980. Photo YSP Image 1 of 1
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09.05.81 - 28.06.81
In 1981, YSP, in conjunction with the Canadian High Commission, mounted an exhibition of work by French Canadian artist, Louis Archambault.

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Louis Archambault was born in Montreal in 1915 and was considered to be one of the leading sculptors working in Canada. He first exhibited in England in 1951 when he participated in the Festival of Britain International Sculpture Exhibition at Battersea Park. Prior to this, he had exhibited extensively throughout Canada and in many other countries including the USA, France, Belgium and Italy.

Archambault had successfully completed many large-scale commissions for outdoor sites throughout Canada and was particularly interested in sculpture for public places. In an article Archambault said: “My works are always of large scale and intended for public areas. For years I have been using metal plates mechanically assembled and /or welded. At present I am exploring the use of laminated wood. On all occasions I call upon specialist technicians to realise my project under my supervision.” (Translated from the French)

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