- “Turtle” by Ewald Rentz (1908-1995) Rentz is one of Ontario's most recognized and respected folk artists. Born in Saskatchewan to German / Hungarian parents, Rentz moved to the small Northern community of Beardmore Ontario as a young man and laboured as a prospector, musician, lumber camp cook, and finally barber before beginning to make folk art at the age of sixty five. He was discovered by collectors in the 1980s and since then his work has made its way into important government and private collections in Canada and across the world. Ewald Rentz died in 1995 at the age of 87. Made of carved and found wood, in this case a burl. This piece is in excellent, original condition, with a small age crack on the underside. Circa 1980. Signed underneath. 13” l, 5” w, 4 ½” t.
Shadfly Folk Art Gallery and Antiques is located in Port Dover, Ontario