SID HOWARD
(1913 - 1991)

 

Sid Howard and Eddie Mandaggio Sid Howard was one of Nova Scotia's most popular folk artists, and his work has been widely collected. He showed an interest in carving after 1945, although many of his early works were destroyed in a fire in the late 1960's. Along with his smaller carvings of fish and various animals, he eventually undertook the carving of life-size figures, including political figures and an RCMP officer. He has been featured on the television series, "On the Road Again" and was also featured in the National Film Board documentary, "Folk Art Found Me". His work also appeared in the Canadian Folk Art Calendar for 1996.

Ref: Marie Ellwood, Folk Art of Nova Scotia (1976); Kobayashi/Bird - A Compendium of Canadian Folk Artists (1985); Canadian Art,(Spring, 1985); A.G.N.S., Nova Scotia Folk Art - Canada's Cultural Heritage (1989); Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival Society, A Joyous Vision - Contemporary Folk Art In Nova Scotia (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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