(1917 - 2000)
|A lifelong resident of St. Bernards, Nova Scotia, Donald Boudreau worked as a lumberjack and in the fishing industry. In later years he became a woodworker in a mill and then owner of his own lumberyard. Around 1974, he began carving after his wife asked him to make her a lawn ornament. He continued to carve at the urging of friends. He has carved a variety of subjects including life sized figures. His maritime background is reflected in his whirlygigs, seagulls and beach scenes. More personal subjects include a collection depicting his family pets, as well as a very realistic self portrait. Donald's work has been featured in From the Heart, and is included in the collections of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Ref: Canadian Museum of Civilization, From the Heart - Folk Art In Canada (1983); Canadian Art, Spring, 1985; Kobayashi/Bird - A Compendium of Canadian Folk Artists (1985); Empress, November/December, 1985; Nova Scotia Folk Art - Canada's Cultural Heritage, A.G.N.S. (1989); Canadian Museum of Civilization, Les Paradis du Monde (1995); Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, A Life of Its Own (1997); Blake McKendry, An Illustrated Companion to Canadian Folk Art (1999)
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