(1946 -  )


Fred was from Digby, Nova Scotia. He started painting at age 25. A painter of naive landscape, interior, figure and animal paintings in acrylic, he depicted a variety of daily activites from his past. His pictures contain little perspective and are a delight to explore because they contain so much activity. He often painted Maud Lewis and her house, which was located not far from Digby.

Fred's work can be found in the collections of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, The Museum of History and many private collections.

References: Marie Elwood, Folk Art of Nova Scotia (1976); Terry Kobayashi and Michael Bird, A Compendium of Canadian Folk Artists (1985); Blake McKendry, An Illustrated Companion to Canadian Folk Art (1999).

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Fred Trask painting   Fred Trask painting