Henry Saxe, OC is an Ontario based, Canadian sculptor. Through his teaching and through the example of his own unconventional works he has left an indelible imprint on Canadian sculpture.
Believing that everyday substances can create an art form, he uses the simplest and most basic materials to create large-scale, enigmatic works which make both a visual and intellectual impact on the viewer. He was born in Montreal, Quebec where he attended the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal. As a young man, he was twice featured at the Biennale of Paris before being profiled in a major solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada in 1973. Today, the National Gallery of Canada owns fourteen of his works. In 1988, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He was also made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. In 1994, he was awarded the Government of Quebec‘s Prix Paul-Émile-Borduas.
Today, Henry Saxe’s work is well represented in major public art gallery collections in Canada.