Alphonse Frenette

Born: 1895

Alphonse Frenette. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Pont-Rouge, Quebec. Active 1970’s-1980’s.

Alphonse Frenette was a naive artist. Most of his carvings were of animals, particularly farm animals. He seemed to delight in carving horses and made many carvings of horse-drawn farm equipment and sleighs. He also made architectural models of the houses found in his area of Quebec. He used ‘as found’ materials and colours in his sculptures and his work was always painted. He never signed his work. Alphonse Frenette was one of the artists featured in ‘Pour Passer le Temps’.


Ref: Jean Simard, Pour Passer Le Temps: Artistes Populaires Du Quebec, Gouvernement du Quebec, Ministere des Affaires Culturelles. 1985.