(1935 - 2012)
Melvin Charney was active/lived in Quebec, New York / Canada. Melvin Charney is known for public sculpture, architectecture, photographer.
Biography Melvin Charney
As a boy, Melvin Charney would take up his camera and travel to the farthest reaches of Montreal, taking photographs and trying to understand how each neighbourhood had grown up and changed. As he got older, he never stopped. An architect and an artist, it became a lifelong quest for him to tease out what he once called in a scholarly paper the “Montreal-ness” of the city. What made it special? What gave it its layers? Or, more prosaically, where could you get the best café au lait en bol?
“He made evident what is evident,” said Dinu Bumbaru, the policy director of Heritage Montreal and a former student of Charney’s at the Université de Montréal’s school of architecture. “It sounds simple but the reality is that most people do
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