Claude Hazanavicius was born in Sancerre, France, in 1939.He trained and worked as a sound recordist at Radio et Television Française in Paris where, in 1967, Claude Hazanavicius was recruited by the newly established National Film Board of Canada in order to help develop their sound department in Montreal. Accompanied by his wife, Anne-Marie and their son, Marc, the family immigrated to Canada. While employed by the National Film Board of Canada, Claude Hazanavicius worked on a number of important Canadian films, including Claude Jutra’s “Mon Oncle Antoine,” Jacques Godbout’s “X13,” and Francis Mankiewicz’s “Le Temps d’une Chasse” and “Les Beaux Souvenirs”. In 1980, Claude Hazanavicius left the NFB in order to pursue his own path in film and television. Work on major film and documentary projects led to a number of Genie, Gemini and Jutra Awards, particularly for his work on “Quest for Fire”, “Time of a Hunt, “Les Filles de Caleb”, “Blanche” and “Seducing Doctor Lewis”. Though Claude Hazanavicius continues to work in film and television, his strong desire to create has lead him to explore many other artistic paths, including drawing, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture, a medium that has held is attention for the last six years. Though he is relatively new to formal exhibiting, Claude’s work has been widely collected by members of the film and television comunity over the years. Actors, directors, producers, screenwriters and technicians based in Hollywood, Paris, Montreal and New Zealand are among the many collectors.