Gerald Trottier’s skill was to take his life-long spiritual and intellectual quest for knowledge and wrest it onto canvas or paper, into sculpture or murals in gripping detail.
Trottier’s diverse creative interests and influences result in a rare, accomplished hybrid of painter, drawer, muralist, sculptor and liturgical artist whose oeuvre ranges widely: watercolours, oil painting, acrylic, pen and ink, crayon, charcoal, pastel, lithograph, mosaic, stained glass, sculpture and the design of six Canadian postage stamps. Trottier’s work is noteworthy for his powerful, unflinching self-portraits, spectacular compositions, lush landscapes and superb draughtsmanship reflecting his studies of the Flemish, Surrealist and Expressionist schools.
His work has been shown in numerous international exhibitions, competitions, solo and group shows. It is also held in many public and private collections including the National Gallery of Canada, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Carleton University, and the Royal Bank of Canada.
Cube Gallery is grateful to the family for allowing us to represent Geralds works over the past years. His daughter, Denise Trottier offers comments that accompany some of the descriptions below.