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Leo Fournier
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Leo Fournier is a well known and well documented Canadian folk artist. He was born in St. Mathias sur Richelieu, Quebec on April 8th 1924. He has lived in Quebec all his life, except during WWII, when he was overseas serving his country in France. He is shown here holding his first carving; a crucifix done in 1967. He has been carving ever since, and his sculptures cover a wide range of subjects from the religious to the erotic, as well as fishing, hunting, and everyday life scenes.

Fournier's work is composed mostly of figures and animals in various forms of shared or confrontational activities. Fournier's pieces are executed with elegance and balance, a keen eye for detail, and a great sense of fun and love of life. They convey an acute and warm understanding of the human condition. Leo Fournier's art is astute, joyful and uplifting. This is folk art at its best.

Leo Fournier lives with his wife Jeanette. His work is represented in major private collections as well as many Canadian national museums.



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