Denise Arsenault holds an Honorous Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, including a major in sculpture and a minor in pedagogy, from the Université du Québec à Montréal. In 1980, she took a casting course (bronze and aluminium) at the École des métiers de l’est. She is the autor of the work hommage à Roland Proulx (1919-1980) Speech by the Poet King (1982), a limestone sculpture set up on the same name square, in Sir George-Étienne-Cartier Park, in Montreal’s south-west district. Painter and musician, Roland Proulx was also an illustrator and model maker for the City of Montreal for nearly 30 years and a resident of this neighborhood for 43 years.
Denise Arsenault, Discour du roi poète, 1982. Pierre calcaire. Monument à la mémoire de Roland Proulx. Place Roland-Proulx, Montréal. Photo : Alexandre Nunes.