Joseph Hector Yvon (Joe) Fafard

Nationally and internationally acclaimed artist, Joe Fafard, was born September 2, 1942 to French-Canadian parents in the small agricultural community of Ste. Marthe, Saskatchewan and passed away peacefully at home on his farm near Lumsden on March 16th, 2019. 

Joe attended the University of Manitoba (BFA 1966) and Pennsylvania State University (MFA 1968). He was at the University of Saskatchewan, Regina from 1968–1974 and visiting lecturer at the University of California at Davis in 1980-1981. During his lifetime, Joe Fafard was a distinguished full-time artist and sculptor who lived his entire life on the Canadian Prairie.

Mr. Fafard was one of Canada’s leading professional visual artists and has exhibitions of a wide variety of work in galleries and museums across the country and around the world, including the United States, Great Britain, France and Japan. He is widely recognized as having been at the forefront of his art, and his outstanding contributions to the arts have significantly raised the profile of both Saskatchewan and Canada on the national stage.

Joe was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1981; awarded the Architectural Institute of Canada Allied Arts Award in 1987; received an honorary degree from the University of Regina in 1989, and from the University of Manitoba in 2007; received the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 2002; received the National Prix Montfort in 2003; received the Lieutenant Governor’s Saskatchewan Centennial Medal for the Arts in 2005; was named CTV Citizen of the Year in 2006; and the Saskatchewan Arts Board Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. Joe Fafard also received his third honorary doctorate degree from the University of Saskatchewan in June of 2012.

Available artwork: 
Raindrops I by Joseph Hector Yvon (Joe)  Fafard
Raindrops I
Signed Fafard, stamped, ed. 1/3, dated 2007
Laser-cut steel with powder coating, 19.5 x 24 x 6
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Protozoia I by Joseph Hector Yvon (Joe)  Fafard
Protozoia I
Signed Fafard, stamped, ed. 1/3, dated 2007
Laser-cut steel with powder coating, 19.5 x 24 x 6
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Mere Mare I by Joseph Hector Yvon (Joe)  Fafard
Mere Mare I
Signed Fafard, stamped, ed. 1/3, dated 2007
Laser-cut steel with powder coating, 24 x 31.5 x 6
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Jument Bosse I by Joseph Hector Yvon (Joe)  Fafard
Jument Bosse I
Signed Fafard, stamped, ed. 1/3, dated 2007
Laser-cut steel with powder coating, 24 x 31.5 x 6
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Grand Coeur I  by Joseph Hector Yvon (Joe)  Fafard
Grand Coeur I
Signed Fafard, stamped, ed. 1/3, dated 2007
Laser-cut steel with powder coating, 23 x 36 x 6
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Capillary I by Joseph Hector Yvon (Joe)  Fafard
Capillary I
Signed Fafard, stamped, ed. 1/3, dated 2007
Laser-cut steel with powder coating, 24 x 32 x 5
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Big Bang I  by Joseph Hector Yvon (Joe)  Fafard
Big Bang I
Signed Fafard, stamped, ed. 1/3, dated 2007  
Laser-cut steel with powder coating, 22.25 x 36 x 6
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Fafard  Joseph Hector Yvon (Joe)
Artist origin: 
Canadian
Artist type: 
Historical works of significance
Born: 
1942
Died: 
2019

 

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