An artist who left her mark in Quebec has passed away

An artist who left her mark on Quebec has passed away


Lucienne Cornet, an artist of French origin who notably left her mark with visible sculptures a little out of place in the Quebec region, died surrounded by her family on Tuesday at the age of 85.< /strong>

His death, attributed to a short illness, was announced Tuesday by the communication agency Paulette Dufour.

The multidisciplinary artist who had resided in Quebec for more than 50 years is, among other things, at the origin of the “Quatuor d'airain”, a sculpture made up of four wolves which decorates the entrance to the Center des congrès de Québec. We also owe him the “river man”, a bronze statue representing a raftsman at work which sits near the Price building.

Other sculptures by the artist are scattered in emblematic places of the Capitale-Nationale, such as the Albert-Rousseau room, the Forget domain, the Espace Félix-Leclerc or the Séminaire de Québec.

Ms. Cornet had taught for a time at Laval University and at the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec. Her career led her to be named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettes by the French government, among other honors.