(1951 - 2016)
|Henry Boudreau lived his entire life in a small remote Acadian island community off the coast of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He worked at a variety of jobs including lobster fisherman, stevadore and grave digger. His first carvings were done mainly for friends and family, although a few pieces sold at yard sales and local flea markets.
Henry’s detailed approach is labor intensive. Small pieces take up to twenty hours while larger ones can take as long as forty hours. Henry does the creating, including sewing the clothes, while his wife Gevee is in charge of the painting. Much of Henry's work is representative of his community and a way of life that is slowly disappearing in Nova Scotia.
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