Jean-Baptiste Lavoie

Born: 1883  |  Died: 1963

Jean-Baptiste Lavoie. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Sainte-Lucie-de-Beauregarde, Quebec. Active mid 20th century.

Jean-Baptiste Lavoie made carvings for his yard. “Pour passer le temps” as Mme Lavoie said to the interviewers from ‘Les Patenteux’. From a brilliantly carved and painted spotted Horse to complex whirligigs and a carved ship full of passengers. Most of his life, in his spare time, he made pretty things for his yard. He was 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.