Joseph Shink

Born: 1884  |  Died: 1963

Joseph Shink. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Beaumont, Quebec. Active mid 20th century.

Joseph Shink was a sculptor of naive carvings of  people, birds and animals as well as religious figures. His carvings of people were known for their strong facial features, particularly their eyes. His work was painted in ‘as found’ colors. Active in the 1950’s; Shinks work has been collected by Quebec’s Museum of Civilization.


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

Ref: Adrien Levasseur. Website. And: Sculpteurs en Art Populaire au Quebec, Editions GID, Quebec. 2012.