Ralph Boutilier 1906-1989

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Mersey River Hunters — Ralph Boutilier

Ralph Boutilier painting for sale

Mersey River Hunters — 1983 

Oil on Canvas Board 
Image Size: 20"x24"
Price: 500
Titled Verso: "Mersey River Hunters or Lucky Hunters" 
Details: Signed front and back,  frame measures approximately 22 X 26 inches.
Provenance: Private Collection, Nova Scotia.

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Ralph Boutilier was an accomplished painter very early in his life and turned to carving in the 1960’s. While he has made carvings, some life-sized, of people; he is most known for his elaborate mechanical whirligigs of metal and wood in the form of various kinds of birds. His whirligigs tended to be big and rather heavy and often required considerable wind to drive them. They are essentially concept sculptures.He has been published and is in Museum and private collections throughout North America.

Ref: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, A Life of Its Own Chris Huntington and the Resurgence of Nova Scotia Folk Art (1997).