Ulysse Comtois was a Québec sculptor and painter born on March 2, 1931 in Granby and died on July 10, 1999 in Montreal. After studying at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal, Ulysse Comtois began to paint abstract canvases with repetitive modular elements, an approach he would also use in his sculptures. He participated in exhibitions of the Automatistes in 1954 and 1955. In 1968, he represented Canada at the Venice Biennale. The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal devoted a retrospective exhibition to him in 1983. He taught visual arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal and at Concordia University.
(Source: Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec)