Art Gallery of York University




Hugh LeRoy
Rainbow Piece, 1972

Born in Montreal in 1939, Hugh LeRoy studied at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts under Arthur Lismer for five years, and was later elected as a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1975. most noted for his sculpture, LeRoy works within a constructivist idiom.

Rainbow Piece utilizes arched tubular elements with applied colour, an idiom particular to the artist's work. Located within the pool of Scott library, the arcs of Rainbow Piece are reflected across the surface of the water, shifting with the movement of the sun and wind.

In 1987, LeRoy installed The Arc & The Chord, a carved wooden sculpture that responded to the natural elements, at the Toronto Sculpture Garden.

LeRoy is presently an Associate Professor of drawing, painting and sculpture in the Faculty of Fine Arts, York University.

Rainbow Piece was purchased by York University in 1972.

Canadian, b. 1939
painted fibreglass
2.64 x 8.75 x 6.39 m


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