The Collection Musée Laurier (Laurier Museum Collection)
had its beginnings at the opening of the institution in May 1929.
The Collection was first composed of artifacts having belonged to
the Laurier couple. The fine arts category was grafted upon the
institution in the 1930s, when Alfred Laliberté, the sculptor,
gave one of his works to the museum. Since that time and throughout
the years, thousands of works of fine arts, of all trends, have
enriched the Collection Musée Laurier.
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Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté (1869-1937),
was born in Arthabaska and is one of Canada's greatest artists.
Oil painting Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté
Alfred Laliberté (1878-1953)
was born in Sainte-Élisabeth-de-Warwick. On Wilfrid
Laurier's recommendation, the young artist's father allowed
him to leave for Montreal for his studies.
Le crépuscule de la vie
Bronze Alfred Laliberté
(1850-1917), one of Canada's greatest monument sculptors,
as well as his sons, will have greatly influenced the artistic
culture of the country.
A la nage
Plaster sculpture Louis-Philippe Hébert
Over 200 artists' names make up the
Collection Musée Laurier, one of them being Georges
Drawing on paper Georges Delfosse