CAROLL SLAUNWHITE
(1934 - )

 

A native of Italy Cross, Carroll worked on the service boats out of LeHave, and as a house painter in Halifax. After a decade in Halifax, he returned to the south shore of Nova Scotia and went to work with the school board in Bridgewater. He also served as an army sniper during WWII. He retired in 1994, after having a stroke. Not comfortable with just sitting around, he started to whittle and carve. Within a year he was being visited by "pickers" who, recognizing his native talent, were purchasing his creations for galleries in Halifax and beyond. In 1997 he received the recognition of the Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival society, and has participated in all of their festivals since that time.
 

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