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William deGarthe Art Gallery, Peggy's Cove

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At William deGarthe Art Gallery, discover the artwork of a Finish-born painter and sculptor who immortalized landscapes and people of Peggy's Cove. The gallery occupies the artist's former home and features a permanent collection of 65 paintings and sculptures donated by the artist's wife in 1993. Some of the paintings have a historic value since they depict the vanishing way of seafaring life and traditional fishing methods. Look for one of the artist's most famous pieces--a painting of a schooner cutting through thick fog. Note that none of the works is for sale. The unfinished 31 m (100 ft) long granite sculpture in the backyard is known as "Fisherman's Monument." For William deGarthe Art Gallery and beyond, use our Peggy's Cove trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Peggy's Cove vacation.
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  • Famed for his “lasting monument to Nova Scotian fishermen” on a 100-foot-long granite outcropping situated behind his house in Peggy’s Cove, deGarthe also has his studio here. William deGarthe was... 
    Famed for his “lasting monument to Nova Scotian fishermen” on a 100-foot-long granite outcropping situated behind his house in Peggy’s Cove, deGarthe also has his studio here. William deGarthe was...  more »
  • Have been many times to Peggy's Cove and only found the gallery open once. That one time was wonderful to see the work of Mr. deGarthe who was so talented. Wish I had bought something when his wife... 
    Have been many times to Peggy's Cove and only found the gallery open once. That one time was wonderful to see the work of Mr. deGarthe who was so talented. Wish I had bought something when his wife...  more »
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  • I went there in the early 2000s there was a painting called lady in the water? anyone know where I can find a print. lady was laying in dark water.
  • Shame it’s closed. However, outside the frieze and memorial.

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