Arthur Dube

Born: 1916  |  Died: 1983

Arthur Dube. Sculptor. Wood carver. Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Quebec. Active mid 20th century.

Arthur Dube was known for his carvings of the wild animals of Quebec. His subjects ranged from Caribou and moose to Beavers; often putting them on lamp bases with shades made of wood veneers, sewn together. He signed his work usually with a chisel on the base. His work was sold in Galleries around Quebec and he often did commissions for companies and associations. His sculptures were often quite spectacular and very decorative. He carved usually in Basswood and they were never painted but occcasionally stained ones are found. His two brothers, Clement and Andre were also sculptors and carved the same themes. Shown is a Caribou with his mark.

A caribou by Arthur Dube. 1960’s:

Arthur Dube. Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Quebec.Carving of a Caribou on a lamp base.

Arthur Dube. Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Quebec.Carving of a Caribou on a lamp base.

His mark:

Arthur Dube. His mark.

Arthur Dube. His mark.

Arthur Dube. Carving of a Buffalo. With a dark stain and varnished:

Arthur Dube. Carving of a BUffalo.

Arthur Dube. Carving of a BUffalo.

The Arthur Dube mark:

Arthur Dube mark on the Buffalo carving

Arthur Dube mark on the Buffalo carving