Winston Atwood Bronnum (? - 1991)

The late Winston Bronnum was a prolific artist who created some of the more impressive community monuments in Canada. So far, six have been identified. His studio was called Animaland and was located near the Timberline Motor Inn and Restaurant in Sussex, NB. The Statue Blowhard (See below) stood at the entrance of Animaland. He was largely self-taught and in his younger years worked on hydro dams and bridges, which apparently gave him insights that allowed him to create his large community monuments. His monuments were primarily made of reinforced concrete.

Winston passed away on September 10, 1991, in Sussex, NB. He was born and raised in New Denmark, NB and left school in Grade 3. His carvings are in Canada Hall at Israel's Hebrew University and New York's Waldorf Hotel.

The late T. Clifford Hodgson, a professional photographer and a good friend of Winston Bronnum did most of the advertising photography for Animaland. Some of his photos can be found on the individual monument web pages. Bill MacIntyre has created a web site dedicated to the memory of Winston Bronnum: http://winstonbronnum.com

Winston Bronnum
Winston Bronnum in 1985
Source: T. Clifford Hodgson

If you have additional information on this artist, please send me an e-mail.

Learn more about the sculpture by clicking on the subject. See a larger picture by clicking on the photo.

1959
Moose Thumb
Moose
Cow Bay, NS
1967
Gladstone Horse
Horse
St. John, NB
1967?
Broken Down Race Horse
Broken Down Race Horse (Blowhard)
Penobsquis, NB
1969
Potato
Potato
Maugerville, NB
1985
Elephant
Jumbo the Elephant
St. Thomas, ON
1991
Lobster
Lobster
Shediac, NB

As a Special Treat, here is a photo of Winston with the demo model he used to show the technique of creating the statues. It was taken in 1967 by T. Clifford Hodgson

Broken Down Race Horse - T. Clifford Hodgson
Broken Down Race Horse (Blowhard)
Penobsquis, NB

Main Information Sources: Donald Hodgson, Wayne Nagy, Bill MacIntyre, Ansel Norrad, and the article "Animaland Creator Dies" The Telegraph-Journal September 12, 1991

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