His work totalled some 925 bronze, marble, plaster and wooden statues, plus about 500 canvases of lesser interest. He sculpted busts, historical statues (BALDWIN, BRÉ BEUF), public and commemorative monuments (LAURIER, Louis HÉBERT), allegorical and religious statues, and over 200 small bronzes illustrating legends, customs and rural trades. While influenced by various sources, his work reflects the nationalist and conservative ideology of his Québec contemporaries who gloried in their national history and were strongly attached to the land. Three of Laliberté's manuscripts appeared in 1978 under the title, Mes souvenirs.
Author JOHN R. PORTER