Christian Corbet


 1966    Christian Corbet born at Pickering Beach, Ontario 31 January.



1980    Stricken with chronic asthma, grandmother Alice Corbet buys him his first art supplies.



1989    Meets HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.



1992    Moves to Guelph, Ontario. Attends University of Guelph.  



1994    Moves to Vancouver, British Columbia.



1995    Invited to present portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother at Clarence House, London, UK.           



1996    Commences private mentoring under sculptor Dr. Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook. Attends McMaster University, VIP Studies Human Anatomy,


1997    Founded the Canadian Portrait Academy, Canada’s first professional organization dedicated to promote          portraiture in Canada.



1998    Canadian Portrait Academy holds first annual exhibition with opening remarks by Gov. General Romeo LeBlanc. Creates portraits of author Margaret Atwood and astronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar.

1999    Collected by Rijksmuseum - The National Collection of Coins and Medals of The   Netherlands. First Canadian sculptor to be represented by an art medallion in their  collection.



2000    Moves back to Ontario to care for ailing grandmother. Becomes first Canadian sculptor/medallist to be collected by: Numismatic Museum, Greece.

Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum, Coin Cabinet, Austria.

Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, Scotland.

Imperial War Museum, UK.

The Royal Coin Cabinet, Sweden.

The American Numismatic Society, USA.

Province of Saskatchewan, Legislative Building, Canada.

The Rushmore - Borglum Story Museum, USA.

Exhibits at Ottawa Congress Centre, ON.

Exhibits at Goethe National Museum”, Germany.



2001    Designs 100th birthday medal of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother for British Museum Permanent Collection. Paints and sculpts numerous portraits of Dame Jane Goodall from life.



2003    “Sulman Mummy Project” creates first known forensic facial reconstruction of 2,200 yr old Egyptian mummy based on CT and laser scans.

Writes essay’s “Carl Milles” and “Orpheus Fountain”, Encyclopedia of      Sculpture, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2003.



2004    “Sulman Mummy” unveiled at Chatham-Kent Museum. Corbet’s sculpture becomes first known forensic facial reconstruction to be acquired into the permanent collection of a Canadian museum.

Designated “Forensic Artist-in-Residence” University of Western Ontario.



2005    Moves to Nova Scotia.

Paints portrait of Justice The Honourable Beryl A. MacDonald supreme court Nova Scotia.



2007    Moves to Newfoundland and Labrador.

Exhibits in Guernsey, Channel Islands.

Exhibits at McMichael Art Gallery, Kleinberg, ON.



2008    Appointed “Visiting Artist” for St. Anthony by Province of NL.

Bestowed Life-Membership, Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell Historical Society.



2010    Exhibits at Tampere Museum”, Finland.

Tampere Museum acquires 6 art works into permanent collection.



2011    “Avion I Project” creates first known forensic facial reconstruction of WWI soldier Pte. Thomas Lawless based on CT, laser, and isotopes.

Unveiled forensic sculpture at Canadian War Museum; sculpture becomes first forensic facial reconstruction to be acquired into the permanent collection.

Exhibits at The National Trust of Guernsey, Guernsey, Channel Islands.

Guest of Honour at Royal Canadian Navy - HMCS Bytown Mess Dinner, Ottawa.



2012    Moves to New Brunswick.

Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Bestowed Honourary Title “Artist-in Residence - Royal Canadian Navy”.

Crown grants Armourial Bearings of Coat of Arms and Badge.

Exhibits at FIDEM XXXII University of Glasgow, Scotland.



2013    Presented to HRH The Prince Philip, Legislative Buildings, Queen’s Park, ON.

First Canadian artist commissioned and granted private audiences to sculpt a portrait of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh from life sittings at Buckingham Palace.

Solo exhibition Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London, UK.

HRH, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent unveils portrait of HRH The Prince Philip. HRH The Duke of Kent declares Corbet as “Regimental Sculptor to The Royal Canadian Regiment”.

Sculpts Admiral Ralph Hennessy, Canada’s oldest living Admiral of RCN.

Awarded Life Membership to the Friends of the Priaulx Library, Guernsey, C.I.



2014    Sculpts Lieutenant-General Roméo Antonius Dallaire, OC CMM GOQ MSC.

Portrait of HRH The Prince Philip, inducted into Royal Collection.

Sculpts Andrew Douglas Alexander Thomas Bruce, 11th Earl of Elgin and 15th Earl of Kincardine, KT, CD, DL, JP.   

Presented the Colonel of The Regiment Coin and Citation, Tower of London, UK



2015    Sculpts portrait of Brenda Milner, CC, GOQ, FRS, FRSC, “Mother of Neuropsychology”.  



2016    Commences ground breaking mixed media works.
Sculpts portrait of The Chief Justice of Canada, The Right Honourable Beverly
Sculpts portrait of General Jonathan Vance, Chief of Defence Staff.

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