Lorne Reid 1954-1991

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Mantle Clock — Lorne Reid

Lorne Reid hunter

Mantle Clock — 1988
Oil on Wood
Image Size: 18  x 6 x 9.5 inches
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Details: Signed verso, Commission by Neigbour documentation included
Provenance: Private Collection, Nova Scotia.

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One of the finest folk artists to come out of Cape Breton, Lorne's career was abruptly halted when he lost his fight with cancer in 1991, at the age of 38. During the time he was creating some of the most original art to come out of Nova Scotia, Lorne experimented with a variety of styles. He was also instrumental in discovering and encouraging some of Cape Breton's other well-known folk artists. Lorne was good friends with David Stephens, another Cape Breton folk artist and co-founder of the Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival, in which Lorne participated in 1989 and 1990. David estimates that Lorne did fewer than 100 small folk art paintings and perhaps a dozen larger paintings during his short career.

Sources: A Compendium of Canadian Folk Art, Kobayashi/Bird (1985); A Joyous Vision - Contemporary Folk Art in Nova Scotia (1995), Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival Society; A Life of Its Own (1997), Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; An Illustrated Companion to Canadian Folk Art (1999), McKendry.