Posted 2 years ago
I discovered this artist on a sideroad near my town of Nottawa, Ontario. His name was Milson Morwood - just passed away this year. Milson started carving pretty late, I would say in his 70's ( he was 86 when he passed) and did it purely for his own enjoyment. I bought honey and corn at his stand and noticed some carvings (not for sale) on the shelves behind him. I started buying and he kept carving. I think you'll agree he's as good as anyone currently being collected.
My sister and I have about 30 pieces between us. His kids have some but I don't know of any other collectors. There really don't seem to be many Ontario carvers, but his work reminds me of Ivan Law's. Not shown are some great ones of Milson and friend playing checkers, Milson dancing with a friend, a man carrying a canoe etc. etc. Canadians love to collect Maud Lewis, but I think he's just as good in his own way.