Claude Theberge ~ Canadian Abstract painter
Claude Théberge [1934-2008] was known primarily for his paintings, but also produced murals, stained glass and sculptures.Over many years he divided is time between Paris and Montreal, all the while exploring the full range between pure Abstraction and Hyper-realism. He designed murals, stained glass windows and sculptures for a host of public buildings and created paintings found in prestigious collection: Aérospatial, France; l’Oréal/Lancôme; Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art; Royal British Columbia Museum; Toronto World Trade Center; First Canadian Bank; Esso, Canada; Kennedy Collection, U.S.A., etc. Through the years, he took part in solo or group shows held in Paris, London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Madrid, Moscow, Tokyo, New York, Chicago and elsewhere.
Not surprisingly, the man who once had the opportunity to be a protégé was dedicated to mentoring talented young artists. Claude Théberge passed away, on Thurday May 15 2008, in Montreal.