BARBEAU, Jacques




Author Tags: Biography

Educated at the University of British Columbia and Harvard, Jacques Barbeau, QC, retired from law as chairman and president of Barbeau & Company Capital Management Inc. and the major collector of artist E.J. Hughes, of whom he wrote, "Hughes will become the Canadian artist of the century. He will eclipse both the Group of Seven and Emily Carr... To have that discipline and to still be able to emote--that's magic." He first saw a reproduction of an E.J. Hughes painting on the cover of the Vancouver telephone directory in 1958. He spent the next 35 years amassing the world's most comprehensive collection of Hughes' art. "Hughes encapsulates the passion that ebbs and flows through British Columbia," he says.

DATE OF BIRTH: May 20, 1931

PLACE OF BIRTH: Montreal, PQ

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: 1943

EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Barrister and Solicitor

BOOKS:

An Autobiographical Overview: The Formative Years, 1931-1958 (Barbeau Foundation, 2002)

A Journey with E.J. Hughes (Barbeau Foundation, 2000; with Douglas & McIntyre, 2005)

[See E.J. Hughes entry]

[BCBW 2004] "Biography"