CHARLIE TANNER
(1904 - 1982)

 

Charlie TannerCharlie Tanner started working on a fishing schooner at age 13, and later was involved in the movement of alcohol from St. Pierre to New York state. He eventually bought his own small fishing boat and earned a living from inshore fishing. Charlie started carving when he retired in 1974, and had developed the distinctive style, by which his carvings are readily recognized, by 1975. His work is included in the collections of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and many private collections throughout North America.

Ref: Marie Ellwood, Folk Art of Nova Scotia (1976); A.G.N.S., Charlie Tanner Retrospective (1984); Kobayashi/Bird, A Compendium of Canadian Folk Artists (1985); A.G.N.S., Nova Scotia Folk Art - Canada's Cultural Heritage (1989); Blake McKendry, An Illustrated Companion to Canadian Folk Art (1999), Bernard Riordon (Beaverbrook Gallery), Canadian Folk Art from the Collection of Susan A. Murray (2007).

 

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