The creative and innovative genius of the Canadian master silversmith Laurent Amiot

Considered one of the most influential Canadian silversmiths of the 18th and 19th centuries, Laurent Amiot completely redefined his craft, turning it into an art form. René Villeneuve, Curator of Early Canadian Art at the National Gallery of Canada, discusses the work of this great Canadian silversmith, now on view in the very first retrospective devoted to the artist and his exceptional contribution to the development of art in Canada.


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Laurent Amiot: Canadian Master Silversmith  is on view from May 11 to September 23, 2018 at the National Gallery of Canada.  The accompanying fully-illustrated catalogue is available at the Gallery's online Shop at To share this article, please click on the arrow at the top right hand of the page. Subscribe to our newsletters to stay up-to-date on the latest Gallery news, and to learn more about art in Canada.​

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