Shadfly Folk Art Gallery and Antiques

 Black Bear By Bradford Naugler


PhilShadfly Folk Art Gallery and Antiques is located in Port Dover, Ontario

Black Bear by noted Nova Scotia folk artist, Bradford Naugler. (1948 -   ), Bradford began carving and painting in 1989, after working in the woods, and as a labourer and house painter. He is well known for his carvings of peacocks, roosters, seagulls, bears and small to life-size human figures.  Bradford Naugler's work includes a commission for the Confederation Gallery in Prince Edward Island, for whom he did life sized carvings of the ten fathers of confederation. He is featured in the 1994 National Film Board production, "Folk Art Found Me", and has also been featured in a number of television shows. His work toured the British Isles as part of the Canadian Cultural Heritage Exhibition (1989) and is included in the collection of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and in collections throughout North America and Europe. His six foot carved "Black Bear" was donated to the Canadiana Fund, and is now located at the official residence in Ottawa. This piece is circa 1990, signed on the left foot. Excellent, original condition.  28” tall, 9” wide, 7” deep.