Walter Myette

(1900 - 1999)

Chezzetcook, Halifax County, Nova Scotia



In 1974, Walter Myette began carving life-size birds. His brightly coloured birds were discovered by a TV crew documenting the community skills and culture. He has proven to be a prolific artist and he continued to carve in his little house on Nova Scotia's eastern shore until his late 90's Ref: Kobayashi/Bird, A Compendium of Canadian Folk Artists (1985); Blake McKendry, An Illustrated Companion to Canadian Folk Art (1999).