A tangible example of Quebec folk art, the exhibition provides an overview of the old professions practiced in the province through naïve sculptures cleverly designed and made. Several topics are conjured: transportation (the transport of wood and cotton, racing cars, ox plow, horse-drawn carriages, hearse, etc., characters such as (the gladiator, the cowboy, the milk man, the ice vendor, the lumberjack, etc.), harvesting from farm products as well as establishments depicting (a bakery, a blacksmith shop, etc.).)
In total, approximately forty sculptures of Lucien Bolduc’s impressive work are shown in this exhibition.
Lucien Bolduc was born in 1916 in Lambton in the Province of Quebec. He was the fourth child in a family of thirteen. From an early age, he worked successively on farms, as a draftsman, a lumberjack, as a carpenter and finally in a textile mill in the city of Magog. In 1976 at the age of 60 Lucien Bolduc decided to retire.
When he was a young boy he enjoyed making sculptures during his spare time. He was very observant, creative and talented. With his pocket knife, he made all sorts of objects reminding him of the old days. Subsequently, he participated in several local and provincial exhibitions and even appeared in a few newspapers and even on television.