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Jie Situ

Monument à Norman Bethune

1977
Presentation of the artwork
The monument is situated in Place Norman-Bethune, at the corner of Boulevard De Maisonneuve and Rue Guy. In a house in this neighbourhood, Norman Bethune organized painting classes for disadvantaged children.

The marble artwork is a life-size statue of the likeness of Norman Bethune. He is portrayed walking in his military uniform with his operating gown worn over top. Like classic statuary and works of socialist realism, the figure is presented as a hero. His determined expression and serious face convey the values of commitment and idealism.
Associated events
In 1976, the People’s Republic of China gave this monument to the Ville de Montréal. Having worked as a surgeon during the invasion of China by Japan, Norman Bethune is considered a national hero in China, and the Chinese people worship him. He was also a surgeon at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montréal.
Jie Situ
Presentation of the artwork
The monument is situated in Place Norman-Bethune, at the corner of Boulevard De Maisonneuve and Rue Guy. In a house in this neighbourhood, Norman Bethune organized painting classes for disadvantaged children.

The marble artwork is a life-size statue of the likeness of Norman Bethune. He is portrayed walking in his military uniform with his operating gown worn over top. Like classic statuary and works of socialist realism, the figure is presented as a hero. His determined expression and serious face convey the values of commitment and idealism.
Associated events
In 1976, the People’s Republic of China gave this monument to the Ville de Montréal. Having worked as a surgeon during the invasion of China by Japan, Norman Bethune is considered a national hero in China, and the Chinese people worship him. He was also a surgeon at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montréal.
Jie Situ
Detail
Category
Fine Arts
Subcategory
Sculpture
Collection name
Public art
Date completed
1977
Mode of acquisition:
Donation
Accession date
April 13 1977
Technique(s)
Direct carving
Materials
Marble; granite
Support
Stone
General dimensions
380 x 100 x 100 cm
Manufacturer
  • Usine de sculpture et de construction artistique de Pékin
Monument à Norman Bethune
Borough
Ville-Marie
Park
Place Norman-Bethune