Bernard Langlais

Bernard Langlais
Bernard Langlais

Sheep, Pigs and Chickens 14" x 17" Pen and ink on paper

Bernard Langlais
Bernard Langlais

Lion 15" x 18" Oil & pencil on paper

Bernard Langlais
Bernard Langlais

Horses, Cows, Sheep, Hens 14" x 17" Pen and ink on paper


Born July 23, 1921

Died December 26, 1977


Bernard Langlais was a Maine native and maintained a studio in Cushing, Maine until his premature death at the age of 56. He developed his artistic interest at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Langlais' work was included in two landmark shows New Forms-New Media (I and II) at the Martha Jackson Gallery and The Art of Assemblage at the Museum of Modern Art in 1961. He also showed with Leo Castelli who represented noteworthy artists such as Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol. During his post-New York career, Langlais' body of work matured into a exploration of the animal kingdom, his most beloved subject. 





Portland Press Herald: The Whole Bernard Langlais at the Colby Museum of Art


Maine Today: The Wildly Eclectic Art of Bernard Langlais at Colby College Museum of Art


The Boston Globe: Langlais’s Folksy Art Defies Cynicism Colby College Museum of Art Opens First Scholarly Bernard Langlais Retrospective


The Boston Globe: Building an Art Trail Through Maine


Boothbay Register: Maine Artist and Sculptor Bernard Langlais


The New York Times: Tending a Bestiary


ARTNews: Bernard Langlais 


Maine Home and Design: The Monumental Talent of Bernard Langlais


Down East: Remembering Blackie 


Architectural Digest: An Imaginative Kingdom- Sculptor Bernard Langlais' Maine Legacy 


The Courier-Gazette: Sculptor Bernard Langlais Dies



Past Exhibitions


2014: Works on Paper


2013: Works in Wood: a Survey Exhibition