Born in Manitoba, artist Robert Freynet studied visual arts at the International School of Bordeaux, in France, with master French and Belgian illustrators and cartoonists. He has been active on the Canadian art scene since 1975.
This award-winning cartoonist masters a range of other disciplines, including painting, drawing, sculpture, restoration and design. In particular, Robert Freynet is the artist who designed the monument to mark the geographic center of Canada created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canada in 2017. He exhibits his works in many places and many public buildings are decorated with them.
Expert in drawing pedagogy, Robert Freynet is the inventor of the educational sculptural toy, the Facemaker. He is called upon by film production companies and publishing houses to showcase his talents as an illustrator. He also assumes the artistic direction of multimedia productions and other cultural projects.
In addition to being a founding member of various cultural organizations such as La maison des artistes visuels francophones in Saint-Boniface, he sat on the Manitoba Arts Council for five years.
The media are keenly interested in Robert Freynet's projects and there are many interviews and documentaries about him. In 2012, Robert Freynet received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contributions to the arts and artists of Canada.