EDDIE MANDAGGIO
(1927 - )

 

Eddie Mandaggio worked in northern Manitoba and Ontario as a trapper and as a hunting and fishing guide. After moving to Nova Scotia in 1951, he worked on the railroad and in lumber camps. Eddie began carving in the early 1970's, and later started painting. His work, which consists primarily of animals and birds, includes a life size carved self portrait. He has been the subject of numerous articles about folk art, and is also featured in "Folk Art Found Me", a National Film Board of Canada production released in 1994. Eddie has not been active since 2003, and his work is becoming increasingly difficult to find.

Ref: Kobayashi/Bird, A Compendium of Canadian Folk Artists (1985); Canadian Art (1985); Empress (1985); A.G.N.S., Nova Scotia Folk Art - Canada's Cultural Heritage (1989); Nova Scotia 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), Bernard Riordon (Beaverbrook Gallery), Canadian Folk Art from the Collection of Susan A. Murray (2007).

LIFE BEFORE FOLK ART
ROOSTER TALE
THE PAINTING SHED

 

 

 

 

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