Erskine Brown

Born: 1892

Erskine Brown, Sculptor. Woodcarver. Thornbury, Ontario. Active 1961-1970’s..

Erskine Brown was a farmer in the Thornbury area. He made carvings of horse-drawn and oxen drawn farm vehicles as well as the animals on the farm. He also carved  birds and people. He was an accomplished artist and he painted his work. He is cited and collected by The Canadian Museum of Civilization.

A link to an image of his work at The Canadian Museum of History:


Ref: The Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies. From The Heart: Folk Art in Canada. McClelland and Stewart, Toronto. 1983.

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

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