1900 Philip Melvin Wood Carving

Philip Melvin Title

* Folk figure carved from one block of wood - ca. 1960.
* Signed by the Artist and Titled on the bottom as shown.
* Full Height: 13 in. Full length 5.25".
* Titled: "The Little Barber from Fiddle Sticks Touring Down the Beach in his Summer Suit".

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Philip Melvin Carving Front

 

Philip Melvin Carving Back


Philip Melvin Carving Bottom

 

Philip Melvin Bio Title

Philip was born in 1938 in Lamanche, Newfoundland. He left there in 1958 and has since resided in Toronto. He refers to himself as the “Man from LaManche.” He is a completely self taught folk artist, and he is known for his wood carvings and paintings as well as his poetry.

 

Philip is listed in Kobayashi and Bird’s important reference book “A Compendium of Canadian Folk Artists.” His work is pictured in the book “From the Heart - Folk Art in Canada” and his work is also on display in the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa.

 

Philip assigned himself the letters TFA after his name which signify “The Folk Artist!”

 

Philip Melvin passed away in Vancouver, September 2010.

 


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