Raymond Bourgault

Born: 1924

Jean-Raymond Bourgault. Sculptor. Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec. Active mid-20th century.

Jean-Raymond Bourgault was the son of Medard Bourgault. While not as prolific or well known as his father and uncles; he was an exceptional sculptor in wood. An example of his work is shown below. It is an end-grain carving of a  group of five carved people. It is sculpted in a single three inch thick cross section  of hardwood. The effect that Raymond Bourgault achieved is amazing. It was carved when he was 23.

An exceptional end-grain carving by Jean-Raymond Bourgault (1947):

Raymond Bourgault. Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec. 1947.

Jean-Raymond Bourgault. Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec. 1947.

(Now in a private collection.)