Damase Rheaume

Born: 1832  |  Died: 1903

Damase Rheaume. Sculptor. Wood carver. Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Quebec.  Active 19th century.

Damase Rheaume was a bird carver. Active mid to late 19th century; he carved and painted the birds of Quebec. He was collected by Nettie Sharp and others. There is a Robin, a Shore bird and a Carrier Pigeon by Damase Rheaume in the collection of Montreal’s McCord Museum.

Note: The article in Vie des Arts, La Voliere Enchantee,  lists Damase Rheaume as coming from Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce. Other authors put him as being from Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec.

Ref: Francois-Marc Gagnon. Vie des Arts. Vol. 20, No. 82, Spring 1976. “La Voliere Enchantee”.

Link to a PDF (in French)https://www.erudit.org/culture/va1081917/va1186410/55033ac.pdf

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

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

Ref: Adrien Levasseur. Website. And:  Sculpteurs en Art Populaire au Quebec, Editions GID, Quebec. 2012.