Albert Roy

Born: 1901

Albert Roy. Sculptor. Wood cerver. Nouvelle, Gaspe, Quebec. Active mid 20th century.

Familiar  with wood all his life, Albert Roy began carving when he retired to his hometown of Nouvelle. He made relief carvings and carvings in the round of traditional Quebec scenes of daily life as well as animals, fish and birds. His carvings were full of movement and detail; in his carvings of animals they were never at rest. His work was refined, delicate and charming. He rarely painted his work but would color in details for dramatic effect.



Ref: Un Art Pas Si Bete. Cecile Gelinas, Musee de la Gaspesie, Quebec, 1993.