Erskine Brown Carved Horse

Erskine Brown Title

(1892-1981) Signed by the Artist in Pencil & Stamp
Listed Canadian THORNBURY Folk Artist
Folk Art Hand Carved Horse - ca. 1960
Length 5” (Tail to Ear)
Height 3 1/8" (Base to Neck Top))
Width of base 2 ¾”. - Length of base 5”

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NOTE: This carving was done early in Erskine's career when he lived in Owen Sound.
The pencil signature reads: "Erskine Brown, R. R. 3, Owen Sound, Ontario"


Erskine Brown Left Side

 

Erskine Brown Right Side


Erskine Brown hooves Left

 

Erskine Brown Hooves Right 

 

Erskine Brown Carving Bottom

 

Erskine Brown Bio Title

 

Erskine Brown PhotoErskine was born in 1892 in Kilsyth, Ontario just west of Owen Sound where he lived and worked on a dairy farm with his family. He eventually took over the dairy farm from his father and worked it until he retired to Thornbury in 1959. Erskine was a down home boy who never left the farm for more than two weeks at a time over all those years and being a dedicated farmer he truly knew every aspect of the farm and all of its related chores and equipment.

 

He began wood carving at the age of 13 but didn’t take it up as a serious hobby until he retired. All of his retired friends “curled” but curling didn’t interest him, so he began carving things in the evening, things he knew about, like farm animals and all other farming related things such as wagons, democrats and other pieces of farm equipment. He loved to create his historical past in the form of small wooden carvings and before long he was displaying his creative creatures and artifacts at exhibitions, fall fairs, churches, libraries and museums.

 

His carvings were created for his own personal enjoyment and he did not sell them, but instead donated them to churches, libraries, schools, a few friends and museums. Eventually he gained great notoriety for his work and his carvings can now be viewed in Ottawa at the Museum of Civilization as well as at other local museums around Ontario. He carved many farm animals and working horse teams over the years but only a very few lamps with shades. Erskine Brown is listed in the "Compendium of Canadian Folk Artists" by Kobayashi and Bird and two of his team sets with people are shown in the book “From the Heart Folk Art in Canada" 1983.

 

Erskine died in Thornbury January 15th, 1981.

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