Alma Baldwin

Born: 1895  |  Died: 1977

Alma Baldwin. Sculptor. Big Bay Point, Ontario. Active mid 20th century.

Alma Baldwin made a long series of caricature sculptures of people. Her sculptures were of mixed media; she used wire frames that she shaped, padded and dressed as people, using fabric that she gathered as well as cosmetics and hair. The people sculptures were those around her that she observed in her daily life. She them her ‘people’ in every size; from miniature to life size.



Ref: Canadian Centre for Folklore Studies. Canadian Museum of Civilization.

Ref: Kobayashi/Bird, A Compendium of Canadian Folk Artists (1985).

Ref: Blake McKendry, An Illustrated Companion to Canadian Folk Art (1999).