IS THIS A ANDRE BOURGAULT CARVING?
Recently on a car boot sale I bought a small wooden figurine. It looks similar to Andre Bourgault sculptures.
Can anyone help to identify the artist?
Second one is a metal sculpture of a gavroche? Some markings at the back but I was not able to find the answer.
Gilles Bourgault. ‘Gils’ (1937-2005) Sculptor. Son of Jean-Julien Bourgault
This is the one I was referring to,, also called Gil or Gils !! I have no idea about Canadian folk artists !! I do know that sculptors often make a small study of a work before doing a large one !! Helps prevent accidents and wasted bronze or whatever the work was made in !! Its like a pattern for them to follow !!
Is anything on the bottom ?? Would not be his and the student carvings are marked as such !! The link says that one of the family members had a similar name to what is on yours !! Looks like M Gil !! The family member was a sculptor that used the name Gils !! A shortened version of his name !! This may be a study for a sculpture ,, or another persons carving !! May not have anything in common with the Bourgault family !! Folk artisits or carvers are not a well known group !!