Sydney Howard

Born: 1913  |  Died: 1991

Sydney Howard. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Albert Bridge, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Active 1940’s – late 20th century.

Sydney Howard began carving in the 1940’s. He carved animals. fish, birds and people. Always in paint and later in his career he signed his work. He carved life-sized figures, often of politicians and R.C.M.P officers for his yard.  Sydney Howard was in the first Lunenburg Folk Festival in 1988.


Ref: Marie Elwood. Folk Art of Nova Scotia. Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Halifax. 1976.

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

Ref: Canadian Art. Spring, 1985.

Ref: Lerner. and Williamson, Art and Architecture in Canada. A Bibliography …to 1981. University of Totonto Press. 1991.

Ref: Anne Sutherland and Zalman Amit. The Sutherland/Amit Collection. Smith Falls, Ont. 1994.