Eddie Mandaggio was born in Manitoba in 1927. He spent his early years working in Northern Manitoba and Ontario as a trapper, and as a hunting and fishing guide. He came to Nova Scotia in 1951 and settled in Camperdown, Queen's Country, where he lives to this day.
He initially worked for the railroad for eight years, and has since worked in the logging camps.
Eddie Mandaggio started carving in 1974 out of a desire to make decorations for his cabin. He followed with painting in 1976. His subjects are geese, roosters, cows, horses and also some human heads. His carved pieces greatly outnumber his painted works.
Ref: Compendium of Canadian Folk Artists / Nova Scotia Folk Art
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