Felicien Levesque was born in 1916 and became one of the major folk artists of the Quebec region of Riviere du Loup. After spending his working life as a farmer he began carving in 1976, regularly producing folk art until his death in 1997.
The work of Felicien Levesque is characterized by an abundance of whim and humour. His work is anecdotal, with an unusual freedom of expression. Every subject inspired him; agricultural activities, historical events, and animals. Lots of animals. He carved weasels, owls, horses, camels, dogs, cows and birds among others.
Felicien Levesque is well represented in a number of important private collections, as well as in Folk Art collections of National and Provincial museums.
Reference: Les patenteux du Quebec, De Grobois, Lamothe, Nantel. 1978. Folk Art, McKendry 1983, Les Paradis du Monde, Galipeau 1995.