Lucien Bolduc

Born: 1916  |  Died: 2003

Lucien Bolduc. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Compton, Estrie, Quebec. Active mid to late 20th century.

Born 1916 in Compton, Lucien Bolduc moved at age 7 to Magog, where he lived from then on. From an early age, he worked successively on farms, as a draftsman, a lumberjack, as a carpenter and finally in a textile mill in the city of Magog. He worked in the textile factory for 45 years, retiring 1976. When he was a young boy he enjoyed making sculptures during his spare time. With his pocket knife, he made all sorts of objects reminding him of the old days. Subsequently, he participated in several local and provincial exhibitions and even appeared in a few newspapers and even on television. He started carving for sale around 1953 and sold at local exhibitions. Until 1968 he carved only animals and drawn wagons/sleds. After that his work included wayside crosses. From 1976 on he did toys, small objects, lamps etc.        M. Z.

Lucien Bolduc. Carving of a White Horse:

Louis Bolduc. Carving of a White Horse.

Louis Bolduc. Carving of a White Horse.

 

The Mark of Lucien Bolduc:

Louis Bolduc. His mark.

Louis Bolduc. His mark.

 

Ref: Pour passer le temps: artistes populaires du Québec. SIMARD Jean, Bernard Genest, Francine Labonté et René Bouchard. Québec, ministère des Affaires culturelles – collection Les publications du Québec, les Cahiers du patrimoine 17, 1985.

Ref: Mark Zannis.