Armand LaMontagne

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Armand Lamontagne's stone ender farm in Scituate, Rhode Island

Armand LaMontagne (born 1939) is an American sculptor of celebrated personalities.[1]

Education[edit]

LaMontagne is a graduate of Worcester Academy and Boston College. He is a self-taught artist who has honed his skills through practicing his profession.

Body of work[edit]

He is best recognized for his life-size wood and bronze sculptures. His significant sculptures of important personalities are sited at The Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, New York; the New England Sports Museum, Boston, Massachusetts; the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, Kentucky; and the Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, Massachusetts

LaMontagne's talents were brought to the national spotlight in the 1970s when he deliberately made a reproduction of a 17th-century turned oak Brewster Chair (an iconic Pilgrim chair) to embarrass the "experts".[2] LaMontagne even soaked the chair in salt water to simulate aging. LaMontagne then gave the chair away. Eventually, the Henry Ford Museum purchased the "fake" from a dealer for $9,000. The museum was later notified of their error, when LaMontagne published an admission in the Providence Journal.

LaMontagne handbuilt a large crucifix of Jesus which is located on the back-wall of the sanctuary of Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Scituate, Rhode Island.[3][citation needed]

LaMontagne has also handbuilt a replica 17th-century Rhode Island house called a stone-ender in Scituate, Rhode Island.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ George, Phyllis (1993-01-01). Craft in America: Celebrating the Creative Work of the Hand. Summit Group. ISBN 9781565300811.
  2. ^ "The Brewster Chair and the game of "Fool The Experts"". Henry Ford Museum. April 1, 2000. Archived from the original on 5 August 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20111020205833/http://www.saintjosephschurch.net/images/Cross.png

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