Jean-Pierre Neveu was born in 1948 in Saint-Basile-le-Grand (Québec). He begins drawing and painting at a very early age. He is only fourteen when he sells his first paintings, which garners him some local notoriety. Having taken drawing and painting lessons taught by a variety of teachers, at 20 years old he enrolls at the Montreal School of Arts and Crafts where he attends classes in stone sculpture instructed by Ivanhoé Fortier. Thereafter, from 1973 to 1976, he successively takes courses in enamels on copper, wood sculpture, watercolours, welding on metal, etc. Until just recently, Jean-Pierre Neveu has never ceased learning the different visual and plastic arts techniques and mediums. All these years of study have made him the accomplished multidisciplinary artist he is today.
From 1971 to 2014, Jean-Pierre Neveu has himself taught painting, drawing, enamels on copper, wood and stone sculpture and watercolours in various venues across Québec. In 1985, he founded his own painting and stone sculpting school, Studio Créativ-Art , which has given birth to the Association des Sculpteurs sur Pierre de la Montérégie. Throughout his career, the artist has received a great number of prizes and distinctions, including a “new technique” award during the Salon des Artistes du Monde international exhibition in Cannes in October 2016, a major international recognition for this exceptional Canadian artist. In 2015, he was awarded a Bronze Medal by the Société nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris (SNBA) when he exhibited his work at the Carrousel du Louvre. In June of 2016, the Commission Supérieure des Récompenses de l’Académie Arts-Sciences-Lettres de Paris awarded him a Silver Medal.
The Saint-Basile-le-Grand artist is one of few Québecers to have participated in the Québec Ministry of Culture and Communications’ Art and Architecture Integration program concerning government buildings and public places. He thus created three major murals for the Montreal Jacques Viger hospital in 1991, and in 2005, he created a model for the Saint-Basile-le-Grand École de la Mosaïque. Jean-Pierre Neveu’s works are displayed in a number of museums (Musée Marc-Aurèle-Fortin, Musée Marius-Barbeau, etc.) and he regularly exhibits his work in Canada since 1969, in France since 1987, in the United States since 1989 and in Belgium since 2016. Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more
Text by HeleneCaroline Fournier