Stacey Bryanton

Born: 1920

Stacey Bryanton. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Kensington, Prince Edward Island. Active mid to late 20th century.

Stacey Bryanton was a decoy carver. He also made ornamental carvings of other birds – crows, sea gulls, geese and also larger flying geese. He signed his work with a stamp: ‘S.B.’

 

Ref: Guyette, Decoys of Maritime Canada.(1983).

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

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

 

Edmund Doucette

Born: 1894  |  Died: 1985

Edmund Doucette. Sculptor. Wood carver. Miminegash, Prince Edward Island. Active  mid 20th century.

Edmund Doucette made painted and unpainted carvings for most of his life and after retiring he made carved and painted scenes of Acadian life on the farm in Prince Edward Island. He has been collected by both museums and private collectors.

A link to a work by Henry Boudreau from a CHIN website:

http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/edu/ViewLoitDa.do?method=preview&lang=EN&id=5084

 

Arthur MacNeill

Born: Active mid-20th century.

Arthur Macneill. Sculptor. Woodcarver. St. Peters, Prince Edward Island. Active mid-20th century.

Arthur MacNeill carved people at play and at their occupations including horse drawn farm equipment as well as wind machines and whirligigs. He worked with ‘as found’ materials and bright primary glossy paints. He has been widely collected privately and by museums. He usually signed in script on the base.

A team of Horses hauling logs by Arthur MacNeill:

Arthur MacNeill. Carving of a team and Driver. 1970's.

Arthur MacNeill. Carving of a team and Driver. 1970’s.

His mark:

Arthur MacNeill. His mark.

Arthur MacNeill. His mark.

The Shoemeker. Carved by Arthur MacNeill:

Arthur MacNeill. His mark.

Arthur MacNeill. His mark.

The mark:

Arthur MacNeill. His Mark.

Arthur MacNeill. His Mark.

 

 

A link to a ‘Wind Machine by Arthur MacNeill in the Can. Mus. of History.

http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/arts/eden/edout10e.shtml

Gerald Monroe

Born: Active mid 20th century.

Gerald Monroe. Sculptor. Wood carver. Decoy maker.  Prince Edward Island (?).  Active mid 20th century.

Gerald Monroe. His mark is seen on an attractive and well made painted miniature carving of a Merganser Duck. From the 1930’s. My understanding is that he was from P. E.I. but his details are not confirmed. The carving is signed: Red Breasted Merganser. Gerald Monroe. Photos are shown below.

Miniature Merganser carving by Gerald Monroe:

Miniature Red-Breasted Merganser by Gerald Monroe, 7 inches long. 1930's.

Miniature Red-Breasted Merganser by Gerald Monroe, 7 inches long. 1930’s.

Gerald Monroe. His mark:

Gerald Monroe. His mark.

Gerald Monroe. His mark.

Cyril Bulger

Born: 1937

Cyril Bulger. Sculptor. Wood carver. Foxley River, Prince Edward Island. Active late 20th century.

Cyril Bulger is a naive artist.He is a decoy carver and he also carves sea gulls and decorative carvings of other water fowl. He signs his work.

An image of a Seagull by Cyril Bulger:

Cyril Bulger. Carving of a Seagull. C. 1980.

Cyril Bulger. Carving of a Seagull. C. 1980.

 

Ref: Guyette, Decoys of Maritime Canada.(1983).

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