Jacques Pelletier holds a degree in childhood maladjustment from the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. A self-taught sculptor since 1979, he has worked primarily in Abitibi, where he taught fine arts for thirty-five years. La famille (“the family”), unveiled in 2014 in the joint lobby of the Malartic museum and library, exemplifies the schematized figures portrayed in Pelletier’s bronze pieces.
Jacques Pelletier, Les trois générations, 2005. Serpentine noire. 49 x 18 x 46 cm. Photo avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.