Artist's Biography

An account of the life of Christian Corbet

From painting the portrait of the Queen Mother, sculpting the portrait of HRH The Prince Philip, to the iconic painting of "Idea-Idea" featuring the international best-selling author Margaret Atwood, Christian Corbet has had a fascinating and fulfilling career that continues to unfold to this day.

The team at invite you to read the full biography by clicking below to learn about his family history, becoming a budding young artist, to the present incarnation as a master of the arts.





Christian Corbet

Canadian Artist, Sculpter, Painter, Art Historian

To browse the collections and to acquire his available works please click Gallery at the top of the page. To find out what Christian is working on and where he is please click on Events.  Also, enjoy reading a detailed account of the Artist in the Biography section. To hear more about the history of the manor house he lovingly calls home please click on Broadmoor Manor.

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Career Highlights


HRH The Prince Philip

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.

Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.


Canada & Guernsey

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

Appointed “Visiting Artist” for St. Anthony by Province of NL. Bestowed Life-Membership, Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell Historical Society.

Exhibits in Guernsey, Channel Islands.

Exhibits at McMichael Art Gallery, Kleinberg, ON

Paints portrait of The Rt. Hon. The Countess Mountbatten of Burma.

Paints Sir Geoffrey Rowland of the Royal Courts of Guernsey, Channel Islands.


The Queen & Margaret Atwood

Creates portraits of author Margaret Atwood and astronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar.

Becomes first Canadian sculptor/medallist to be collected by: Numismatic Museum, Greece.

Designs 100th birthday medal of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother for British Museum Permanent Collection.


Mixed Media & Sculpting

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

Sculpts portrait of Alexander Graham Bell to commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial.


Pte. Thomas Lawless

“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.

Exhibits at Tampere Museum, Finland.

Tampere Museum acquires 6 art works into permanent collection.


The Sulman Mummy

Creates first known forensic facial reconstruction of 2,200 yr old Egyptian mummy based on CT and laser scans.

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.

Photo Highlights

Margaret Atwood "Idea-Idea" 1998

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