Jeanne Belanger-Robichaud

Born: Active mid 20th century

Jeanne Belanger-Robichaud. Sculptor. Wood carver. Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec. Active mid 20th century.

Jeanne Belanger-Robichaud made her first work, a model of the church in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, in 1929 as an offering of gratitude for the recovery of her daughter from an illness. It was a completely detailed model;about four feet tall and coloured and electrified to show the details of the interior.

That was just the beginning. She went on, over the next forty-one years, to make as many as 262 separate carvings that made up the village of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli. The village is complete with out-buildings, towns-people (made by local artists) and horse-drawn wagons and carriages. Most of the village has been acquired by The Canadian Museum in Hull, Quebec and is on display on their blog-site. Unfortunately the blog is not searchable. But the site is quite good and well worth a look. (See the link below.)

The Canadian Museum of History Blog-site:


An Image of the Church and village by Jeanne Belanger (Can. Hist. Mus.):