Wilfrid Baribeau

Born: 1893  |  Died: 1975

Wilfrid Baribeau. Sculptor. Wood carver. St-Leon-de-Maskinonge, Quebec. Active mid 20th century.

Wilfrid Baribeau made naive carvings of people, animals and birds. He made a series of scenes that he assembled in bottles; some very elaborate ones and others more simple. His work was usually unpainted and he was not known to sign them. He was first mentioned in ‘LePatenteux du Quebec’.


Ref: Les Patenteux du Qubec. Louise de Grosbois, Raymonde Lamothe and Lise Nantel, Les Editions Parti Pris, Montreal, 1978.

Ref:Blake McKendry, An Illustrated Companion to Canadian Folk Art (1999).