GARNIER, Jacques (1934-1998)

After attending the École des beaux-arts de Québec and the École du Meuble de Montréal, Jacques Garnier devoted his career to teaching, research and ceramic design. In addition to producing individual artwork, he served as artistic director of Céramique de Beauce. Along with murals and large-scale religious sculptures, completed between 1956 and 1962, his work includes Vingt personnages (“twenty figures”), unveiled at the Cégep du Vieux Montréal in 1975-1976, and Fontaine de 3 personnages (“fountain with 3 figures”), presented during the Floralies Internationales de Montréal in 1980. Established in 2007, the Fondation Jacques Garnier awards scholarships to university students in the aim of promoting ceramic design.