Rosario Gauthier was born in 1914 and lived all his life in St. Charles le Bourget, Lac St. Jean, Quebec. Father of a large family of 12 children, he was a farmer and a blacksmith in logging camps.
Rosario started carving after retiring in 1971, and produced a large body or work. Most of his carvings are in the medium size range, but he also produced life sized animals and an eight foot crucifix.
The Musee de la Civisation du Quebec owns 350 of his pieces, and Rosario Gauthier is well represented in many major collections in Canada and the United States. Mr. Gauthier died in 1994.