Adrien Arpin

Born: Active mid-20th century.

Adrien Arpin. Sculptor. Woodcarver. St.-Hyacinthe, Quebec. Active mid-20th century.

Adrien Arpin made a variety of painted wood carvings in the flat-plane tradition of the artists in St.-Jean-Port-Joli. Especially carvings of people and of kitchen items such as match boxes (wall), salt boxes, napkin rings etc.  The name was signed with a chisel or with a stamp in black ink.

An example of one of Adrien Arpin’s  hanging carved boxes. We can see the Saint-Jean-Port-Joli traditions in it. C. 1940’s:


Salt Box. Boite a Sel. Arpin Family.

A Salt Box. Adrien Arpin. St. Hyacinthe, Quebec. C. 1950.


A carving of Two Checker Players. Signed A. Arpin on the base (1950’s):

A. Arpin. Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec. Checker Players.

A. Arpin. Sainte-Hyacinthe, Quebec. Checker Players.


A detail of the Checker Players with the mark:


A. Arpin. Checker players. A detail of the mark.

Adrien Arpin. Checker players. A detail of his mark.