Andre Debois

Born: Active early to mid 20th century.

Andre Debois. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Quebec Province. Area unknown. Active early to mid 20th century.

A painted carving of a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman. Carved in Pine wood. Dating from the 1930’s. The carving is signed on the base in ink: “Mounty. Hand Carved By Andre DeBois (or Du Bois? It certainly appears to be ‘De Bois’.), Quebec”. The carving is highly detailed and done in the formal manner of Paul Caron rather than the caricature style of a Trygg or Hannah. The signature ‘Debois or Dubois’ may be a pseudonym.

Some images of the Mounty signed Debois or Dubois:

Andre Debois Quebec. Carving of a Mounty. 1930's.

Andre Debois Quebec. Carving of a Mounty. 1930’s.

Debois mark:

Debois Mark. Mounty Wood carving.

Debois Mark. Mounty Wood carving.

Side image of The Mounty wood carving:

Dubois Quebec. Mounty. Side view.

Debois Quebec. Mounty. Side view.