Phillip Renaud

Born: Active late 20th century.

Phillip Renaud. Sculptor. Wood carver. Oshawa, Ontario. Active late 20th century.

Phillip Renaud worked in the flat plane tradition and carved people and their situations, real and imaginary. He was known for carving series of works, always of  people ; Tramps and Hobos, Woodland people and characters among others. His carvings were wonderfully done and full of expression. His work was done in Basswood and always highly detailed and very well painted. He signed on the base with a chisel; usually the initials ‘P J R’ and often in the form of a monogram or symbol and sometimes with a date. (See photos below.) Phillp Renaud was an exceptional artist; in his carving and his colour work. His carvings have been widely collected; privately and in museums.

Philip Renaud. From a Series of Carvings of Tramps:

Breakfast in the woods:

Phillip Renaud. Wood carver. Oshawa, Ontario. The tramp at breakfast.

Phillip Renaud. Wood carver. Oshawa, Ontario. The hobo at breakfast.

A detail:

 

Philip Renaud. Oshawa Onterio. Hobo at the Camp fire. C.1990.

Philip Renaud. Oshawa Onterio. Hobo at the Camp fire. C.1990.

Phillip Renaud. The argument:

Phillip Renaud. Wood carver. Oshawa, Ontario. The argument.

Phillip Renaud. Wood carver. Oshawa, Ontario. The argument.

A Hobo on a Stump by Phillip Renaud:

Phillip Renaud. Wood carver. Oshawa, Ontario. A tramp on the stump.

Phillip Renaud. Wood carver. Oshawa, Ontario. A tramp on the stump.

 

Phillip Renaud.  From another Woodland series. The Lost Voice:

Phillip Renaud. Wood carver. Oshawa, Ontario. The lost voice.

Phillip Renaud. Wood carver. Oshawa, Ontario. The lost voice.

Phillip Renaud. The Balancing Act:

Phillip Renaud. From the Woodland series. Balancing a Feather. 1990's.

Phillip Renaud. From the Woodland series. Balancing a Feather. 1990’s.

Phillip Renard’s mark. The monogram. (PJR in a square):

Phillip Renaud. Wood carver. Oshawa, Ont. His mark.

Phillip Renaud. Wood carver. Oshawa, Ont. His mark.

His mark with initials and date:

Phillip Renaud. His mark. PJR.

Phillip Renaud. His mark. PJR.