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Birds in Wood and Paint
American Miniature Bird Carvings and Their Carvers, 1900-1970
Joseph H. Ellis

University Press of New England



Contents

• Preface
• Acknowledgments
• BIRD CARVING: A PERSPECTIVE
• The Origins and Evolution of Bird Carving
• Different Carvers: Different Styles, Different Birds
• ELMER CROWELL: THE FATHER OF DECORATIVE BIRD CARVING
• Evolution of the Crowell Style and Identifying Marks, 1910 to 1950
• Crowell Ducks and Game Birds: From the Decoy Tradition
• Crowell Shorebirds: The Best of Crowell
• Crowell Songbirds: Beyond Expectations
• THE CARVERS
• Joe Lincoln: Minimal Realist
• George Boyd: Folk Carver
• Russ Burr: Master of Movement
• A. J. Dando: Birds on the Wing
• A. J. King: The Consummate Artist as Miniaturist
• Harold Gibbs: Versatile Sportsman and Environmentalist
• James Lapham: In the Footsteps of Crowell
• Jess Blackstone: The Man Who Loved Birds
• Robert Morse: The Ten-Year Miracle
• Wendell Gilley: Bridging the Generations
• Other Carvers of Note
• Horace “Hie” Crandall
• Robert McGaw
• Charles and Edna Perdew
• The Ward Brothers
• James J. Ahearn
• A. J. Ditman
• Dr. Lewis Webb Hill
• Edwin Hurtti
• Arnold Melbye
• Peter Peltz
• Helen Lay Strong
• Harry and Norma Vreeland
• Appendix: Where to See Them
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index

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