Galerie Jeannine Blais

sculptor craftsman

Claude Lafortune

The Soul of a Child

Forms, Volume and Space

 A great creator

Invariably associated with L’Évangile en papier, Radio Canada’s mythical television show that brought him fame, Claude Lafortune has also contributed to set creations for other TV shows such as La Souris verte, La Ribouldingue and Sol et Gobelet. In his capacity as Artistic Director, he signed the sets for the iconic 1972 film IXE-13 and he has created sets for a number of theatrical and musical shows.

He mounted La Très belle histoire de Noël and visually orchestrated the 1981 St-Jean-Baptiste day parade. He worked in television for over 26 years, until the year 2000. Countless books were published based on his TV shows and body of works. Two exhibitions of his works, entitled Colle, papier, ciseaux and L’arche de Noé, are presently touring Québec. In April 2018, Québec’s Lieutenant Governor awarded him the Gold Medal, and he is currently actively participating in the development of a career profile.

Ara le merveilleux perroquet, paper and glue, 2017

Ara le merveilleux perroquet, paper and glue, 2017

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Text by Marie-France Bégis

The L’arche de Noé exhibition is presented at the Musée des religions du monde à Nicolet until March 31, 2019.

The Colle, papier, ciseaux exhibition is presented at the La pulperie de Chicoutimi from February 2 to May 12, 2019.

Invariably associated with L’Évangile en papier…