"Louis-Phillipe Hébert was an impassioned artist, a hard worker and beyond a doubt the most skilled Canadian sculptor of his time." The Collection of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Quebec, A History of Art in Quebec

 Louis-Philippe Hébert was the son of Théophile Hébert, a farmer, and Julie Bourgeois of Ste-Sophie de Mégantic, Quebec. Louis-Philippe Hébert was a sculptor who worked in wood, bronze and terra-cotta producing monuments, busts, medals and statues. As well as sculpting, Hébert enjoyed a career teaching at the Conseil des arts et manufactures in Montreal. Hébert married Maria-Emma-Cordélia Roy on May 26, 1879 in Montreal and together the couple had eight children, including sculptor Henri Hébert and painter Adrien Hébert.


Louis-Philippe Hébert's career achievements include becoming a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1880. He was awarded the Medal of Confederation in 1894. In 1901, Hébert was made a chevalier of France's Legion of Honour. He was made a Companion of St. Michael and St. George in Great Britain in 1903. The Prix Philippe-Hébert, named in his honour, has been given to an artist of outstanding ability and stature in the Quebec by the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society of Montreal since 1971.


Hébert is buried in Notre-Dame-des-Neiges cemetery in Montreal.

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