DUBOIS, Pierre-Gilles (1938-1995)

Pierre-Gilles Dubois, Fontaine de vie (Les Baigneuses), 1977. Anorthosite. 294 cm (H). Place de l’hôtel de ville, Lachine. Photo: Alexandre Nunes.

Pierre-Gilles Dubois’s Fontaine de vie (Les Baigneuses), a public sculpture depicting four women who represent fire, earth, air and water, was unveiled at Place de l’hôtel de ville in Lachine in 1977. As symbols of perennial life, women are central figures throughout the artist’s work. He also created watercolour portraits of Native Americans as well as a mural at city council tracing the history of Lachine.