Cosmic Warrior at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Photo: Marcel Braitstein. 

Cosmic Warrior at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Photo: Marcel Braitstein. 

SCULPTURE

Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters...
— Francisco Goya
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MARCEL BRAITSTEIN, RCA

Sculptor

Marcel Braitstein emigrated from Belgium to Canada in 1951. His career as an artist evolved in Montreal during Quebec’s Quiet Revolution of the 1960s.

Braitstein is an image maker. Embedded in Braitstein’s iconography is his life story as a hidden child during WWII. Unlike most Quebec artists, his stylistic formation is rooted in European art.  

Most of Braitstein's output for the last seventeen years can be found in and around Gannaiden, but not all. Earlier works are part of museum collections in Canada and particularly the province of Quebec, such as the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Going forward, one of Gannaiden’s projects is to revisit the influences on Braitstein's imagery within the context of the artistic milieu of the 1960s in Montreal, where he lived.   

This photo gallery spotlights some of the approximately 50 of Braitstein's works to be found in the sculpture garden at Gannaiden, located in Vaudreuil-Dorion.

http://www.braitstein.com