Raymond Fancy

Born: 1910  |  Died: 1988

Raymond Fancy. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Milton, Nova Scotia. Active 1970’s – .

Raymond Fancy was influenced to begin carving by his friend and neighbour, Ralph Boutilier. He made primitive works of people in their trades as well as birds and small animals. He painted his works. Raymond Fancy’s works were very honest,  direct and showed power. Unfortunately he did not  have a large body of work due to poor health. (His son is Larry Fancy who also became an artist under the influence of father and of Boutilier.)


Ref: Canadian Antiques and Art Revue. 1981.

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

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