Alfred Laliberté

The Self-made Man

1926
The creative process was a subject that fascinated Laliberté. Here, the sculptor carves himself out of stone or, as he wrote, "removes that which is too material to reveal an idealized youth." In a more autobiographical vein, "a young man born of a modest family attains, through his talent, labours and perseverance, a place among men."
Title
The Self-made Man
Date
1926
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
bronze
Dimensions
48 x 35.1 x 27.2 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1986
Accession number
29230