Auguste Forestier

1887 - 1958 Langogne, France

Auguste Forestier 
Zonder titel, 1935-48 | Untitled, 1935-48
Montage van stukken gesneden hout en diverse materialen | Assemblage of pieces of carved wood and various materials
51.3 x 18.7 x 24 cm
Auguste Forestier Zonder titel, 1935-48 | Untitled, 1935-48 Montage van stukken gesneden hout en diverse materialen | Assemblage of pieces of carved wood and various materials 51.3 x 18.7 x 24 cm
Auguste Forestier Auguste Forestier 
Zonder titel, 1935-48 | Untitled, 1935-48
Montage van stukken gesneden hout en diverse materialen | Assemblage of pieces of carved wood and various materials
51.3 x 18.7 x 24 cm
Auguste Forestier Auguste Forestier Zonder titel, 1935-48 | Untitled, 1935-48 Montage van stukken gesneden hout en diverse materialen | Assemblage of pieces of carved wood and various materials 51.3 x 18.7 x 24 cm
Auguste Forestier Auguste Forestier 
Zonder titel | Untitled
Montage van stukken gesneden hout en diverse materialen | Assemblage of pieces of carved wood and various materials
26.5 x 71.5 x 32.5 cm
Auguste Forestier Auguste Forestier Zonder titel | Untitled Montage van stukken gesneden hout en diverse materialen | Assemblage of pieces of carved wood and various materials 26.5 x 71.5 x 32.5 cm

Long fascinated by the railroad, Auguste Forestier runs away from home on several occasions, escaping by train. One day in 1914, he piles up some...

Long fascinated by the railroad, Auguste Forestier runs away from home on several occasions, escaping by train. One day in 1914, he piles up some rocks on the line and derails a convoy. He is then interned in a psychiatric hospital, where he starts to draw, make medals, and carve bones from the butcher’s shop. He also whittles pieces of salvaged wood into figures and animals. These statuettes are then clad in pieces of cloth or leather and bits of trash collected at the dump.