Shadfly Folk Art Gallery and Antiques

 "Jesus" By Gilbert Desrochers (1926 - 1990)


PhilShadfly Folk Art Gallery and Antiques is located in Port Dover, Ontario
Gilbert Desrochers created hand carved depictions of the people, animals and events from Christian bible stories. All of his work was created for installation in and around his living space, or on his tractor.
Gilbert was discovered by artist John Hartman in 1980. Hartman began to visit regularly and to document Gilbert’s work and his life. A solo exhibition of Gilbert Desrochers work was held at the McMichael Canadian Art Gallery from November 3, 1991 to March 1, 1992. I have a few more catalogs of this remarkable show available for $18. Jesus is not signed. Few of his pieces are. 19" tall 8" wide, 9" deep.