Shadfly Folk Art Gallery and Antiques

 Large Standing Moose By Leonard Croteau Of Quebec


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

This is the most ambitious and accomplished piece that I have seen by Trois Riviere, Quebec artist Leonard Croteau. We also have a crow and elephant made by him in our folk art carving section. Mr. Croteau, as far as I know is alive, but no longer carving. He is not listed in any of the folk art books that I have encountered, but I have had at least a dozen pieces by this artist over the years. This piece was made c1990. I know because I picked it, and sold it back then. I was happy to see him again. He has a great presence, and appropriately thin legs. This along with his super large head, and the surface work which suggests the "hairiness" of the beast make this a very strong piece. 42" long, 14" wide, 50" tall. Great condition.