M982.599.1 | Sculpture

 
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Sculpture
André Bourgault
1935-1945, 20th century
Wood; Carved
106 x 32 x 31 cm
Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Arthur Virgin
M982.599.1
© McCord Museum
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This sculpture of a male figure is the work of André Bourgault (1898-1951). Bourgault, who lived in St-Jean-Port-Joli, was a prolific sculptor who explored both religious and secular themes. Working with his brother, Bourgault created some of the most noteworthy popular sculptures to come out of Quebec. The glorification of Québécois farmers was a popular subject among artists; before Bourgault, other artists had explored it, among them Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Côté and Alfred Laliberté.