Jean Lelievre

Born: Active 1930's - early 1950's.

Jean Lelievre. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Quebec. QC. Active 1930’s – early 1950’s.

Jean Lelievre was a flat-plane wood carver active in Quebec in the 1930’s and early 1940’s. He usually signed his work by hand in script – sometimes cursive and sometimes  printed – on the bottom of the base. He always painted his carvings. Lelievre’s subjects were always singles or couples in traditional Quebec costume. Larger works are rarely seen; most were between 4 ½ to 6 ½  inches high.

Some examples of the work of  Jean Lelievre and his marks.

A Fisherman by Jean Lelievre:

 Jean Lelievre. Fisherman.

Jean Lelievre. Fisherman.

The Mark:

 Jean Lelievre. Fisherman. The Mark.

Jean Lelievre. Fisherman. The Mark.

Five carvings by Jean Lelievre:

Jean Lelievre. Five Carvings.

Jean Lelievre. Five Carvings.

Other marks of Jean Lelievre:

Jean Lelievre. Different Marks.

Jean Lelievre. Different Marks.

Damien Roy

Born: 1955

Damien Roy. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Sainte-Anne-du-Sault, Quebec. Active mid 20th century-.

Damien Roy made primitive painted carvings of animals, birds and relief carved farm scenes. He usually signed his work on the back or the lower front corner. with a chisel and sometimes marked the ‘Quebec’ on the reverse. His carvings were strong, primitive and coloured with ‘as found’ colours. Often water-colors. An example is shown.

Damien Roy. Relief carving of a Grey and white cow:

Damien Roy. Relief carving of a Grey and white cow.

Damien Roy. Relief carving of a Grey and white cow.

Damien Roy. His mark:

Damien Roy.  His Mark.

Damien Roy. His Mark.

 

 

Jeanette Bourgault

Born: 1925  |  Died: 2010

Jeanette Bourgault. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec. Active mid 2oth century.

Jeanette Bourgault was the daughter of Medard Bourgault. Signed works by her are rare. My understanding is that she was active in her youth in the various studios of her more famous father and uncles Andre and Jean-Julien.  An example of her work is shown here.

A signed carving by Jeanette Bourgault. With her mark:

Signed Carving of a Nun Jeanette Bourgault.

Signed Carving of a Nun Jeanette Bourgault.

The mark of Jeanette Bourgault:

Jeanette Bourgault. Her mark.

Jeanette Bourgault. Her mark.

Paul Querillon

Born: Active mid 20th century.

Paul Querillon. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Saint-Leon-de-Standon. Active mid-20th century.

Paul Querillon was known for his carvings of animals. He often signed with his name and PQ.

Remi Gosselin

Born: Active mid-20th century.

Remi Gosselin. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Model maker. Quebec. Active mid-20th century.

His mark on a paper label is sometimes found on models of horse-drawn wagons and vehicles made in the 1940’s and 50’s. An example is shown.

Remi Gosselin. Carved model of a Coach. Birch wood; solid and 3-ply:

Remi Gosselin. Model of a Coach

Remi Gosselin. Model of a Coach.

 

Remi Gosselin. His mark on a paper label:

Mark. on a model Carriage.

Mark. on a model Carriage.