Wood Sculpture Virgin Mary And Child Jesus By Canadian Artist Andre-Medard Bourgault

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An exquisite original wood sculpture depicting a Virgin Mary with a Child Jesus in her arms, executed by French Canadian Quebecois sculptor Andre-Medard Bourgault from Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec Canada. Signed and dated lower right: Andre-M.Bourgault 87

Born June 12, 1941 in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, André-Médard Bourgault is the son of Médard Bourgault, sailor and sculptor, and Marie-Rose Bourgault. He is the nephew of André and Jean-Julien Bourgault, sculptors.

At the age of 18, Bourgault ended his college education to become a sculptor, following the family tradition. From 1960 to 1967, he began to sculpt in his father's studio, which passed on his passion for this art.

During his career, Bourgault made bas-reliefs and, most often, statues. He is the author of several figurative sculptures inspired by religious themes. In 2009, the craftsman performs an angel trumpet for the carved crib of the church of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli. He is still active and, with other family members, maintains a workshop in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli.

 

HEIGHT: 28 cm (15 inches)

 

CONDITION: in good condition.

 

A link to a video of Andre-Medard Bourgault at work:

 

https://www.lattisee.com/actualites/view/634/la-maison-de-mon-pere

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UX4Laj8J2E

Reference (also with a video) French Language:

http://irepi.ulaval.ca/fiche-andre-medard-bourgaul...

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Item Details

Reference #:
FA66
Quantity
1
Category
Art
SubCategory
Sculptures
Department
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Year
20th century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
good
Material