by Gary Cooper of Wichita, Kansas
wooden bluegill mounted and framed
11-inch wooden mounted bluebill is carved by folk art carver
Gary Cooper. The carving and attention to detail is in the lodge
art style with a rusted metal hanging chain. The 11" fish
is also framed. The bluegill has metal fins like the ones of
years ago did. Sometimes it got a little wild in those lodges
and the carvers didn't want the fins to break in case there was
a scuffle a little too close to his work of art.
Hand Carved Bluegill
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of Wood Carvings by Gary Cooper
is a nationally know woodcaver that enjoys carving reproductions
of antique working duck and fish decoys like the old masters.
He has won numerous honors and awards.
of fish and reproductions of antique duck and fish decoys are
in private and public collections across all 50 states and in
many foreign countries. Gary was one of only four artists selected
to represent Kansas at the receint New York International Gift
Fair. The Museum of American Folk Art, New York, NY now carries
to detail make these some of the finest folkart in the country.
Don't get these confused with cheap imataions made overseas.
These are handcrafted by the artist one at a time with loving