Born in France in 1943, Anne has been living and working in Quebec since 1988.
Anne Renard comes from an artistic environment: her father is a physician, a poet and a musician. Her brothers and sisters are sculptors and painters. Her profession as a decorator was not artistically fulfilling so three years later, she entered l’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, then in Avignon, being among great sculptors such as César, Gardone and many others.
“In thirty years of creation, there has been despair, lack of trust, anger and many other abnegation as any artist may feel. Despite the inner turmoil, it has been impossible to surrender. Today, there is no aggressiveness, no suffering into my bronze sculptures, only happiness and welfare ensue from them. Dreams… don’t we all need to dream!”
2001 Inverness Bronze Museum, Quebec 2000 Rencontre X, Saint-Jean sur Richelieu 1999 Rencontre IX, Saint-Jean sur Richelieu 1998 Rencontre VIII, St-Jean sur Richelieu, First price 1996 Collective exhibition, Bronze Museum, Inverness Collective exhibition, Monseigneur Fabre Hall, Roquevaire, France Exhibition, Harrison Gallery, Montreal 1995 Collective exhibition, Bronze Museum, Inverness Collective exhibition, Salon des Galeries, Montreal Exhibition, Gallerie L’Art du Temps, Quebec Rencontre V , Saint-Jean sur Richelieu 1994 Exhibition, Archambault Galerie, Lavaltrie Exhibition, Galerie Constance, Quebec Exhibition, Bronze Museum, Inverness Rencontre IV, Saint-Jean sur Richelieu 1993 Exhibition, Galerie le Hilton, Quebec 1992 Collective exhibition, Thetford-Mines 1987-89 Permanent exhibition, Galerie L’Art du Temps, Gordes 1986 Collective exhibition, Grand Couvent Chapel, Cavaillon 1985 International Show Contest: Les Seigneurs de l’Art. First price with distinction. Aix en Provence. Collective exhibition, Salon in Provence 1984 Many solo exhibitions in the Vaucluse area 1983 International exhibition, Maison de la Culture, Avignon 1982 Exhibition, Hermet Gallery, Paris IIIeme. 1979 Collective exhibition, Grand Couvent Chapel, Cavaillon Solo exhibition, Gordes, France 1978 Collective exhibition, Grand Couvent Chapel, Cavaillon Collective exhibition, Munich, Germany 1977 Exhibition Nouvelle Figuration, Grenoble Exhibition Galerie Athena, Saint-Remy de Provence Exhibition, Les Leutards Gallery, Lacoste 1976 Personal exhibition, Galerie La Tour, Avignon, France 1969 Many solo exhibitions in different galleries, Dijon, France 1968 First collective exhibition, Salle Commune in Dijon, France
Bronze Museum, Inverness
Her works are part of many collections in Hong Kong, France, Germany, Thailand, Japan, India, Canada and the United States.