Nova Scotia's most well-known black Canadian folk artist is Harold Cromwell (1919-2008), recognized for his detailed pen sketches of Nova Scotia life. Cromwell was born to a poor family in Weymouth, Nova Scotia, and took up art while convalescing from wounds he received overseas in WWII. The majority of his works depict life in Digby and Annapolis Counties. We believe this is a fairly early piece, and an unusual one as it is a Halifax County subject, titled "Peggy's Point Lighthouse." This is also one of the larger works we've seen measuring 11.5"x17.5" not including the professional mat and frame. Cromwell was known for using whatever scraps of discarded paper he could find to sketch on and this piece looks to have also been a recycled piece of old packing box board.