Albert Giroux

Born: 1892

Albert Giroux. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Sainte-Anne-de-la-Parade, Quebec. Active mid-20th century.

Albert Giroux was a naive sculptor. He made carvings of people, unpainted, that told a story of their lives. His work was focused on history- the history of his family and of Quebec and of the church. His carvings were very well done and showed great feeling. “I wanted to show a crying child, who was hungry”,  he said in an interview. Giroux seems to treat wood like marble in his work. (There were marble Quarries near where he lived.) He was first mentioned in Les Patenteux du Quebec.

 

Ref: Les Patenteux du Qubec. Louise de Grosbois, Raymonde Lamothe and Lise Nantel, Les Editions Parti Pris, Montreal, 1978.

Ref: Kobayashi/Bird, A Compendium of Canadian Folk Artists (1985).

Ref: Blake McKendry, An Illustrated Companion to Canadian Folk Art (1999).