BOIVIN, Jean-Pierre (1926-2001)

Jean-Pierre Boivin received First prize in sculpture at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal in 1951. He was a professor at the school, as well as at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where he became Associate Dean of the Famille des Arts. Boivin worked initially in wood and stone to create religious works, which can be found in many churches throughout Quebec; he also favoured the themes of family and nature, incorporating them into drawings and paintings. One of his public artworks is Famille (1967), a sculpture at the Saint-Hyacinthe courthouse.