Louis Philippe Hebert, Sculptor
Images of his work that I've taken over the years....
HÉBERT, LOUIS-PHILIPPE (he also signed Philippe), artist, sculptor, and teacher; b. 27 Jan. 1850 in Sainte-Sophie-d’Halifax (Sainte-Sophie-de-Mégantic), Lower Canada, third of the 13 children of Théophile Hébert, a farmer, and Julie Bourgeois; m. 26 May 1879 in Montreal Maria Roy, niece of architect Victor Roy, and they had eight children, including Henri*, a sculptor, and Adrien*, a painter; d. 13 June 1917 in Westmount, Que., and was buried 16 June in Notre-Dame-des-Neiges cemetery, Montreal.
Louis-Philippe Hébert (1850–1917) was the son of Théophile Hébert, a farmer, and Julie Bourgeois of Ste-Sophie de Mégantic, Quebec. Louis-Philippe Hébert was a sculptor who sculpted forty monuments, busts, medals and statues in wood, bronze and terra-cotta. He taught at the Conseil des arts et manufactures in Montreal, Quebec. He married Maria Roy on 26 May 1879 in Montreal, Quebec. The couple's eight children include Henri Hébert a sculptor, and Adrien Hébert, a painter.
Louis-Philippe Hébert was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (1880). He was awarded the Medal of Confederation (1894). He was made a chevalier of France's Legion of Honour (1901). He was a Companion of St Michael and St George (Great Britain, 1903). The Prix Philippe-Hébert, named in his honour, has been given to an artist of outstanding ability and stature in Québec arts by the St-Jean-Baptiste Society of Montréal since 1971. He was buried in Notre-Dame-des-Neiges cemetery, Montreal, Quebec.