Marc Martel holds a teaching diploma (1952), a BA (1964), two certificates in literature (1968) and a BFA from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (1972). He has completed internships specializing in ceramics, concrete sculpture and bronze patina, notably at the École de sculpture de Québec (2002). He taught from 1955 to 1988 and has shown his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions; he has also created large murals for public spaces, such as Le fleuve et ses caps at the Lévis federation of credit unions (1979) and La lumière vient de l’espace at the Champigny primary school (1983). In 2000, he was awarded the Prix Pierre-Garon by the city of Charlesbourg. Martel is best known for abstract and semi-figurative bronze sculptures, which he assembled in 2001 for a solo exhibition entitled Trente ans de creation, held at Charlesbourg’s Galerie du Trait-Carré.