Edouard Audet

Born: 1885

Edouard Audet. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Maria, Quebec. Active mid 20th century.

Edouard Audet was a primitive artist who made traditional scenes and those of every day Quebec life. He showed people at work and at play using available ‘as found’ materials (wood, fabric and metal) to carve and build his miniature scenes. He used colour where appropriate and was highly inventive. He was first mentioned in ‘Les Patenteux du Quebec’.


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)