Born 1931, Granby, Quebec
Died 1999, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
Adept at composing with light and dark, colour and shape, Comtois was an important painter, muralist, draftsman, printmaker and educator. He achieved excellence as a painter of works that are non-objective yet speak about the rural environment, and he received particular acclaim for his kinetic aluminum sculptures, examples of which showed in the 1968 Venice Biennale. In 1978 he won the Paul-Emile Borduas prize. His work is found in many museums, including the National Gallery of Canada.