Jacques Huet

Born in Montreal, self-taught artist Jacques Huet began by sculpting wood, as he was particularly drawn to the material’s organic qualities. He later turned his attention to other materials, such as aluminum, bronze, Plexiglas, steel, concrete, and granite. Part of the generation of artists that included Robert Roussil, Charles Daudelin, and Armand Vaillancourt, Huet had a career that spanned several decades and was marked by many awards along the way: first prize at the Quatrième Salon du printemps in Ville Saint-Laurent (1963), the Concours artistique de la province de Québec (1970), the first grand prize in sculpture from the Cercle des artistes peintres et sculpteurs du Québec (1997), and the first grand prize in sculpture from the Cercle du pluralisme à Laval (1998 and 1999). In addition to his solo exhibitions, Huet created a number of public art commissions, including for the Centre d’arts Orford, the Quebec provincial public works department, the Henri-Bourassa metro station in Montreal, and the Maison des arts de Laval. His work is included in many prestigious collections, including the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

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