Laurent Amiot: Canadian Master Silversmith
Discover Laurent Amiot’s talent and ingenuity in the very first retrospective devoted to the artist and his work.
Laurent Amiot: Canadian Master Silversmith brings together an exceptional selection of silver pieces from the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, as well as from various public and private collections around the world.
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.
Visitors to the National Gallery of Canada can explore the brilliance and delicacy of his work through the presentation of nearly a hundred key works, most exhibited for the first time. In addition to religious vessels, accessories, and commemorative and domestic objects, the exhibition features a unique set of preparatory drawings by the artist, as well as several portraits of patrons and paintings providing further context for Amiot’s life and work.
The exhibition Laurent Amiot: Canadian Master Silversmith is organized by the National Gallery of Canada.