Jacob Roth

Born: 1896  |  Died: 1995

Jacob Roth. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Waterloo, Ontario. Active late 20th century.

Jacob Roth was a farmer most of his life. A Mennonite, he began carving late in his life, and his carvings reflected life in the Waterloo region of Ontario. He carved traditional situations and his carvings of horse drawn buggyies and sleighs were favorites of his and of collectors.  His work was well painted and full of detail. His carvings  can be found  in many museum and private collections.

A sample of one of his carvings:


Jacob Roth. Carving of a Buggy. Waterloo Ontario.

Jacob Roth. Carving of a Buggy. Waterloo Ontario.


(Recently sold on the Collectivator website. Image from the Collectivator Site)

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

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

Ref: The Black Sheep Gallery

Ref:Collectivator Website.