Rand, (?)

Born: Active mid 2oth century.

Rand, ? ( First name unknown). Sculptor. Woodcarver. Verdun, Quebec. Active mid 2oth century.

This artist was a maker of painted figural carvings made in the style of Carl-Johan Trygg (see article). Works are occasionally found with his or her mark on the base; some are shown below. There is no known first name found yet for this artist. The mark ‘Verdun’ on the base is not unusual; there were several woodcarvers working there in the mid 20th century and some – notably the Hannah brothers – were known to have learned the art from C. J. Trygg. (see articles on Hannah family)

Samples of wood carvings marked “Rand”:

Wood carvings signed Rand. Verdun. Four Carved Figures.

Wood carvings signed Rand. Verdun. Four Carved Figures.

Close-up of two Carved ‘Rand’ figures:

Rand. Verdun. Quebec. Wood Carver.  Two carved figures.

Rand. Verdun. Quebec. Wood Carver. Two carved figures.

The ‘Rand, Verdun’ mark on the base:

Rand. Verdun Mark on Base.

Rand. Verdun Mark on Base.