1938 Claude Descoteaux was born in Shawingan in Quebec's Saint-Maurice region..
1967-1970 He graduated from the Fine Arts Academy of Quebec with a degree in art and a teaching diploma. Scholarship from the French National Education Ministry for study at the Academy of Fine Arts, Paris. Grant from the Quebec Ministry of Education to assist students at the Kyoto Academy of Fine arts, Japan. Grant from the Papua Museum and the New Guinea Public Museum and Art Gallery to model various head types of indigenous tribes along th north Sepik River and exhibition in Kyoto Municipal Museum.
1970-1972 Solo exhibition, Galllery and gardens,Kansai institut Franco-Japonais, Kyoto. Scholarship in sculpture from the Visva-Bharati Academy of Fine Art,Santiniketan, India.
1979-1983 Sculpture exhibition Institut Franco-Japonais, Tokyo. Solo exhibitions commemorating 10th anniversary of the Délégation du Québec in Tokyo and Fujii Gallery Art Salon, Tokyo (Ginza).
1986-1987 Exhibition in Yamagata Prefecture. Art Gallery of Jujiya Department Store,Yamagata City. Solo exhibition. Délégation du Québec, Tokyo.
1991 Solo exhibiton commissioned by Odakyu and Tokyo Railways for First International Music Festival at Kitazawa Town Hall, Setagaya Ward ,Tokyo.
1998-2000 Exhibition at 27th Contemporary Art Exhibition. Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Atr. Show 2000, exhibition by Canadian artists living in Japan. Canadian Embassy Gallery, Tokyo.
2001 Exhibition for the visit of Quebec City Mayor J.P. L'Allier. Tominaga Gallery in Fukuoka-city. Canadian Embassy Gallery, Tokyo (November 7-December 27).
2006 Second solo exhibition gallery of the Canadian Embassy, Tokyo (April 7 to May 19).