Louis Demarais

Born: 1904

Louis Desmarais. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Saint-Francois-du-Lac, Quebec. Active mid-20th century.

His house was his oeuvre. Completely decorated with ‘tramp art’ style shapes and carvings.   It was a sight to see. He worked with ‘as found’ materials and objects. Louis Desmarais was first mentioned in Les Patenteux du Quebec in the 1970’s.

Ref: Les Patenteux du Qubec. Louise de Grosbois, Raymonde Lamothe and Lise Nantel, Les Editions Parti Pris, Montreal, 1978.

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