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Andre Laporte
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Mr. Laporte accompanied by a selection of his carved works
Mr. Laporte was born in Verdun, Quebec on May 20th, 1948. Laporte started carving in 1984 after deeply pondering his first piece - a horse. His work is truly inspired and highly individual. His carvings are either three-dimensional or in relief, and are worked totally in the block before being painted. "I first see the form in the log and then I carve until I get it all out". No added pieces, no superfluous sanding or refining. Only the pure essential. This rare technique is the essence of Laporte's distinctive and unique style.

His pieces are represented in major Canadian folk art collections. Andre Laporte and his wife Lucie live in Quebec. They have three adult daughters and one grandson.

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Laporte #1 Laporte #2