top of page

'Master Class' carved Life-size Prothonotary Warbler by World Champion carver Bruce Lepper of Millbrook, Ontario c.2000


Highly refined in the Master's division style with stick and leaf being constructed of copper and additionally painted by Bruce. The top of the base is carved out for texture. Signed and dated on the underside.


"Lepper began carving wildfowl in 1986 after a career as an advertising art director and graphic designer. Since he began competing in 1987, he has won numerous ribbons, including many Best in Shows in Canada, and in the U.S. In 1992 he started competing at the Ward World Championship, and in 1999 placed Second in World, Decorative Miniature Wildfowl. In 2003 he won a Best in Masters Decorative Life-size Wildfowl, and second in World Decorative Miniature Wildfowl. He has shown his work at the Easton Waterfowl Festival for the past ten years. Noted primarily for his songbirds, he is also recognized for his raptors. He is a respected teacher of bird carving in Canada and the US." - The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art


In the time since the excerpt above was written, Bruce has gone on to take more 'Best in Masters' ribbons as well as place numerous times in the catergory. During this period, he has been taking home ribbon after ribbon at national carving events like the Canadian National Wildfowl Carving Championships.


Condition: Mint.


Roughly 17” tall

Bird is roughly 5” long



Private Baltimore collector acquired directly from artist


Literature: "Bruce Lepper," Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art website, Salisbury, MD.


*List price is Check or Cash price.  Online payment purchases will have an additional 5% processing fee surcharge.  Please contact with any questions!  Thank you for your business!

Prothonotary Warbler - Bruce Lepper


    Related Items