(1886 - 1968)
Orel LeBoeuf was active/lived in Quebec / Canada. Orel LeBoeuf is known for decoy carving.
Biography Orel LeBoeuf
Orel LeBoeuf (1886 -1968) St. Anicet, Quebec
Orel LeBoeuf worked as a lather for a construction company. When business slowed down in the fall, LeBoeuf took his hunting equipment to a nearby island and did not return until he had shot two or three hundred birds. At twelve years of age, LeBoeuf carved his first birds (Kangas, Survey 130). When he started to carve seriously, he made cedar lures for his own use. His own early decoys were heavy and solid with flat oval bottoms and external lead weights for use on the vast S10 Lawrence River. These birds lack the extensive, detailed carving that marks LeBoeuf s later works.
Over the years, LeBoeuf made constant improvements, relief carving feathers with a drawknife and incis
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