1878 - 1953
Alfred Laliberté was born in 1878 in the small town of Sainte-Elizabeth-de-Warwick and died in 1953 in Montreal. This famous sculptor is known for many commemorative monuments he made and that can be admired in many places around the Quebec province. He is equally known for the small sized sculptures he made that represent rural legends and habits of the Quebecese habitants.
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Laliberté is 20 when he wins the first price at the provincial exposition of Quebec. Having this, he can subscribe at the Conseil des Arts et manufacture de Montréal. In 1902, he goes to Paris where he studies in other art schools and the Beaux-Arts. He gets to know the works of Auguste Rodin that will mark his career. Laliberté comes back to Canada in 1907 where he does for the first time an individual exhibition at the Conseil des Arts et manufacture. He also begins to teach there until 1923. In the meanwhile, he teaches as well at the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal until his death. Nominated at the Canadian Royal Academy of Arts in 1919 and member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts de l’institut of France in 1948, Laliberté is an artist that deserves his great status.