Claude Thèberge was born in 1934, in Edmunston, New Brunswick. He grew up in Témiscouata. He studied graphic arts at the École des beaux-arts in Québec. Later he began studying in Europe after winning an international art, prints and posters competition launched by the UN in 1952.
Throughout his career he won bursaries from both the Canada Arts Council and the Québec Government. He was a member of The Royal Canadian Academy.
His acrylic works incoporate abstraction and hyper-realism, many of his paintings have been distributed as prints.
Along with painting he designed murals, stained glass windows and sculptures for a host of public buildings.
His works are part of the collections at Aérospatial, France,Museum of Contemporary Art, Royal British Columbia Museum, Toronto World Trade Center, First Canadian Bank and Galerie Q, among others.
He participated in many solo and group shows held in Paris, London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Madrid, Moscow, Tokyo, New York, Chicago and elsewhere.
He died in Montréal in 2008.