C. Bolduc

 

C. Bolduc. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Quebec. Active mid to late 20th century.

This artist is a naive Quebec woodcarver working in the flat-plane tradition. Signed works are seen occasionally marked: “C. Bolduc”.  An example (from a popular auction site) is shown.

A carving of a Lumberjack by C. Bolduc:

C. Bolduc. Quebec. Naive Carving of a Lumber Jack

C. Bolduc. Quebec. Naive Carving of a Lumber Jack.

The mark of C. Bolduc:

C Bolduc. Quebec.Naive Carving of a Lumber Jack .The mark.

C Bolduc. Quebec.Naive Carving of a Lumber Jack .The mark.

Berthier Beauregard

 

Berthier Beauregard. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Saint-jean-Port-Joli, Quebec. Active mid 20th century.

Berthier Beauregard made wood carvings in the flat-plane tradition of saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec. He learned carving in the studio of Gerard Fortin and later took over his studio. Beauregard’s son Mathieu now owns and maintains it and works as a cabinet maker.  Berthier Beauregard’s work was sometimes coloured, especially early in his career. His subject range was wide; he carved people, birds and animals. His work was signed with a chisel usually on the side of the base. Some examples of the range of this woodcarver are shown.

An Owl by Berthier Beauregard:

Berthier Beauregard Carving of an Owl

Berthier Beauregard Carving of an Owl

Berthier Beauregard carved figural lamp base:

Berthier Beauregarde Carved Figural Lamp Base

Berthier Beauregarde Carved Figural Lamp Base

Berthier Beauregard carving of a Moose:

Berthier Beauregard Carving of a Moose

Berthier Beauregard Carving of a Moose

A typical mark of Berthier Beauregard:

Berthier Beauregard His mark

Berthier Beauregard His mark

 

Real Cloutier

Born: Active late 20th C.

Real Cloutier. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Beauce area. Quebec. Active late 20th C.

Real Cloutier. The name is occasionally found on very bright coloured, glossy painted birds. They are signed on the base. His birds are naive and attractive; the claws in the illustrated Rooster are made of metal nails.

Painted Rooster. Real Cloutier signed and dated 2002:

Real Cloutier. Signed Carved Rooster. Beauce. Quebec.

Real Cloutier. Signed Carved Rooster. Beauce. Quebec.

Real Cloutier mark:

Real Cloutier. Carved Rooster. Beauce ,Quebec, His mark.

Real Cloutier. Carved Rooster. Beauce ,Quebec, His mark.

 

Maurice Cotnoir

Born: Active mid-20th century.

Maurice Cotnoir. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Eastern Townships, Quebec. Active mid-20th century.

Maurice Cotnoir was a wood carver. He carved birds and animals in the Modernist style using Walnut wood. His carvings were generally smaller and were sometimes colored or stained or left natural with a satin oil finish. He usually signed on the base: “Maurice Cotnoir, PQ”. I have no information about his background or exact location but I believe that he lived and worked in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. Shown below is an example of his work with the mark.

Carved Yellow Bird on a Walnut base. By Maurice Cotnoir:

Maurice Cotnoir. Quebec. Yellow Bird Carving.

Maurice Cotnoir. Quebec. Yellow Bird Carving on a Walnut base.

The mark of Maurice Cotnoir:

Maurice Cotnoir. Quebec. Yellow Bird. The Mark.

Maurice Cotnoir. Quebec. Yellow Bird. The Mark.

Gracia Arbour

Born: Active mid-20th century.

Gracia Arbour. Woodcarver. Sculptor. Pointe-du-Lac, Trois Rivieres, Quebec. Active mid-20th century.

Gracia Arbour was the sister of Leo Arbour, the noted Quebec sculptor and woodcarver (see the separate article on Leo Arbour).

Her work is rarely found and was usually signed, she occasionally made relief carvings. An example is shown here.

Relief Carving by Gracia Arbour:

Gracia Arbour. Relief carving of a Quebec woman in a shawl. 1950s.

Gracia Arbour. Relief carving of a Quebec woman in a shawl. 1950s.

The mark of Gracia Arbour:

Gracia Arbour. Pointe-du-Lac Quebec. Her mark.

Gracia Arbour. Pointe-du-Lac Quebec. Her mark.