Biography

Patrick Cady was born in Angers, Loire Valley, in 1948. Following the events of ’68, he spent a year as a barman in Paris and another year, much against his will, in the airborne commandos. The following year, he created a theatre workshop for children and teenagers in the Montparnasse area, and staged several shows in theatres throughout Paris. During that time he became concerned with the anguish of some of the young people in the workshop. This led him to enroll in two programs that he pursued until he was granted a PhD in clinical psychopathology and a Masters in literature by the Université Paris VII, where he was for some time also a lecturer. At the same time, he trained as a psychoanalyst, a career he has practiced for more than thirty five years. He was also in charge of training social workers in Nanterre, and a pedagogical director and psychotherapist at the Centre médico-psycho-pédagogique d’Orsay where he counselled families in distress. At the same time he created a family of his own, becoming the father of three children. Because of his passion for Quebecois literature, he settled in Montreal in 1994 where his book Quelques arpents de lecture, Abécédaire romanesque québécois was published by Hexagone. In addition to his practice as an analyst, he became a literary consultant and has been taking part in cultural life by writing articles and participating in radio programs. Cady became interested in Inuit culture a long time ago and discovered in its art a deep kinship with Romanesque art, whose imagery had filled his world as a child. As if he had always carried within him the memory of stone, he eventually began sculpting and his works are symbols of this unique cultural blend.