Artist Search
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Orel LeBoeuf  (1886 - 1968)

About: Orel LeBoeuf


Examples of his work


Quick facts

Exhibits - current  



Book references

Magazine references pre-2007  

Discussion board

Signature Examples*  
Buy and Sell: Orel LeBoeuf
  For sale ads

Auction results*

  Wanted ads Auctions upcoming for him*  

Auction sales graphs*


What's my art worth?

Magazine ads pre-1998*  

Market Alert - Free

Lived/Active: Quebec / Canada      Known for: decoy carving

Login for full access
View AskART Services

*may require subscription
Orel LaBoeuf is primarily known as Orel LeBoeuf

Available for Orel LeBoeuf:

Quick facts (Styles, locations, mediums, teachers, subjects, geography, etc.) (Orel LeBoeuf)


Biographical information (Orel LeBoeuf)


Book references (Orel LeBoeuf)


Auction records - upcoming / past (Orel LeBoeuf)


Auction high record price (Orel LeBoeuf)


Analysis of auction sales (Orel LeBoeuf)


Discussion board entries (Orel LeBoeuf)


Image examples of works (Orel LeBoeuf)


Please send me Alert Updates for Orel LeBoeuf (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 4
AskART Artist
from Auction House Records.
Exceptional canvasback hen
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
Biography from The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art:
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 incising individual quills with a penknife. He also detailed both the top and bottom sides of the bills. LeBoeuf painted each decoy, employing the same attention to detail involved in the carving process. He refused to buy paint until the pigments settled to the bottom. Afterwards, he poured off the linseed oil and added gasoline and turpentine to create an ultra flat finish. With the skin of a freshly killed bird stretched before him on a board, LeBoeuf mixed his paints and matched the tones to the feather and eye colorations. LeBoeufs pieces represent an advanced degree of artistry and practicality. On the average, a dozen of his decoys sold for $12 and never exceeded $36 (Fleming 73). LeBoeuf specialized in scaup and goldeneyes, but carved all other species as well. In addition to working decoys, he also produced full-bodied, life-size decoratives.


** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at
  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2015 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists