ELMER KILLEN
(1908 - 2000)

 

Elmer KillenBorn in 1908, Elmer worked at odd jobs and drove teams of horses until he took over the family dairy farm in the 1930's. He ran the farm for over forty years and when he retired he started carving scenes from the daily life of the community. He is well known for his small group pieces and has also done carvings depicting horses pulling farm equipment. One of his group pieces was selected for the 1996 poster for the Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival. He was also featured in the Canadian Folk Art Calendar the same year. His Band and Dancers, similar to the one shown in the image with Elmer, is often on display at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax.

Ref: A.G.N.S., Nova Scotia Folk Art - Canada's Cultural Heritage (1989); Nova Scotial Folk Art Festival Society, A Joyous Vision - Contemporary Folk Art In Nova Scotia (1995); Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, A Life of Its Own (1997); Blake McKendry, An Illustrated Companion to Canadian Folk Art (1999); Nova Scotia Folk Art News, (Spring 2000).

 

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