Eugene Saint-Onge

Born: 1904  |  Died: 1999

Eugene Saint-Onge. Sculptor. Wood carver. Nouvelle, Gaspe, Quebec. Active mid to late 20th century.

Eugene Saint-Onge made detailed carvings of wild and domestic animals and people at work. He is best known for his carvings of horse-drawn wagons and equipment used on the farm with riders  and passengers. When interviewed for a book on Gaspe folk artists he said that “his art represented his life”. (See reference below.) His carvings were usually (but not always) made of varnished Pine and well detailed; he often used lead shot for the eyes of animals.

Ref: Un Art Pas Si Bete. Cecile Gelinas, Musee de la Gaspesie, Quebec, 1993.