Gerard Demers

Born: 1908  |  Died: 1992

Gerard Demers. Sculptor. Wood carver. Levis, Quebec. Active mid-29th century.

Gerard Demers was a primitive artist who worked with ‘as found’ materials and colours. He used them to make people. They were beautifully coloured, always well dressed, and full of expression. His work was rarely, if ever, signed and they were sold at local flea markets. His ‘people’ had great charm and have been collected widely; both privately and by museums.

 

 

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