Early folk sculpture by Milton Franklin Williams.
I love sculputures, and this artists is very good! :)
I agree. I know very little about this artist, only what the seller provided, but apparently, he was working in the Carmel area of Cailifornia for most of his life. Here's a description:Born in Burlingame, CA on Jan. 29, 1914. Williams studied at the CSFA and with Matteo Sandona. He was a resident of San Francisco and active on the Monterey Peninsula in the 1930's. He worked for Foster & Kleiser (billboards) during the 1930s and 1940s in San Francisco and Seattle. After WWII he settled on the Monterey Peninsula and built a studio-home at Cypress Point. He operated the "Shop in a Garden" in Carmel where he created "junk sculpture" made from beach salvage. Williams died in Carmel, CA on Dec. 13, 1997. Exh: Santa Cruz Art League, 1934, 1936; Seattle Museum, 1942; University of Washington, 1943.
is this still available someplace?
This is in my private collection. I haven't decided to sell it, but may in the future. If you're interested, let me know and I'll keep it on file. Thanks.
Very nice indeed.
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