Canadian Art, Culture and History

November 07 - 12, 2020

Online Auction
LOT 15
Alfred Laliberté (Canadian, 1878-1953)
  • Alfred Laliberté (Canadian, 1878-1953)
  • Alfred Laliberté (Canadian, 1878-1953)
  • Alfred Laliberté (Canadian, 1878-1953)

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Alfred Laliberté (Canadian, 1878-1953)

PIOCHEUR

patinated bronze, unsigned
height 6 in — 15.2 cm

Estimate $800-$1,200

Realised: $720
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Known as much for his monumental memorial sculptures as his smaller pieces depicting Quebecois life, legends and culture, the sculptor Alfred Laliberté is one of Canada’s most prolific and celebrated artists.

After winning first prize for his bust of Sir Wilfrid Laurier at a Provincial Exhibition in Quebec City, Laliberté enrolled in sculpting classes at the Council of Arts and Manufactures in Montreal. In 1902 the institution sponsored his studies at the Ecole des beaux-arts in Paris, where he met and was influenced by the allegorical aesthetic techniques of Auguste Rodin. Laliberté returned to Canada in 1907 to considerable acclaim and his first solo show in Montreal.