Leo Lapierre

Born: 1928  |  Died: 2014

Leonard ‘Leo’ Lapierre. Sculptor. Wood carver. Gaspe, Quebec. Active late 20th century.

Leo Lapierre made carvings in the round of both animals and people using traditional carving techniques but he gradually began working with ‘as found materials. He worked with driftwood, stone, metal, glass and bone. He would find the form of an animal or bird in driftwood and give it meaning with color and a title. M. Lapierre made musical instruments using household containers as sound boxes. A very talented artist, he found art everywhere and filled his life with it.


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