Valmont Belanger

Born: 1934  |  Died: 2001

Valmont Belanger. Sculptor. Wood carver. Matane, Gaspe, Quebec. Active late 20th century.

Valmont Belanger carved small animals and birds. He was most known for his impressionist carvings of birds with movable wings that were often found for sale along the Gaspe shore. Two are pictured below. He made other, more life-like carvings. Canada Geese, often with the wings spread, and other birds found on the Gulf of the St. Lawrence. But his Gulls stay with us. He carved in Eastern White Pine and occasionally Cedar. His pcolours were latex house paint. He was very fond of polka dots. He signed his work with a stamp, in blue, that had the date 1991 on it as well as his name.

Valmont Belanger. Sea Gull wood carving with movable wings:

Valmont Belanger. Sculptor. Matane, Quebec. Sea Gull.

Valmont Belanger. Sculptor. Wood Carver. Matane, Quebec. Sea Gull.

 

Valmont Belanger. Black and White Gull:

Valmont Belanger. Matane, Quebec. Black and White Seagull.

Valmont Belanger. Matane, Quebec. Black and White Seagull.

 

His mark:

Valmont Belanger. Matane, Quebec. His Mark.

Valmont Belanger. Matane, Quebec. His Mark.