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Promoting the Art of Caricature Carving... In October 1990, a small group of woodcarvers from around the country met in a back room in Fort Worth, Texas, to discuss caricature carving. From that meeting, the Caricature Carvers of America was created: an organization of nationally recognized carvers, all with diverse caricatrue carving styles,dedicated to the promotion of their favorite craft. Seventeen years later, this selective 25-seat organization continues to elevate and promote the art of caricature carving. Althought they've never made claims of being "the best," the memebers of the Caricatrue Carvers of America have garnered hundreds of "Best of Show" and First Place awards, have taught countless seminars, and have published over 100 popular books on the subject of caricature carving. In one amazing volume, Caricature Carvers Showcase introduces you to this exclusive society and 30 of its active and emeritus members. Wtih biographies, original caricature patterns, expert carving and design techniques, and helpful painting tips, Caricature Carvers Showcase spotlights some of America's finest caricature carvers and celebrates their talents. If you're a caricature carver, or someone who simply enjoys the craft of carving. Caricature Carvers Showcase is a must-have for your bookshelf.
Caricature Carvers Showcase introduces you to this exclusive society and 30 of its active and emeritus members. With biographies, original caricature patterns, expert carving and design techniques, and helpful painting tips, the 123-page book spotlights some of America's finest caricature carvers and celebrated their talents.
Spotlighting the work and members of the exclusive carving club, The Caricature Carvers of America (CCA), this photo-illustrated history is a must-have for wood carvers and collectors alike. Perusing the guide's biographies and photos of America's top caricature carvers, readers will become acquainted with 25 members, both active and emeritus, such as Marv Kaisersatt, Harold Enlow, Peter Ortel, and Pete LeClair. Each profile includes two original patterns viewed from different angles, complete with techniques and painting and finishing tips.
Discover the award-winning work of the Caricature Carvers of America. Features 50 original patterns along with biographies, carving techniques, and painting tips.
About the Author
The Caricature Carvers of America (CCA) is a group designed to promote the appreciation of caricature woodcarving as an art, and to encourage growth in skill, creativity, and excellence among its members and the general public. They regularly teach seminars throughout North America, and their members have published nearly 100 books on the topic.
Table of Contents
Dedication ...iv History of the Caricature Carvers of America...1 Members Gallery...4 PATTERNS Gary Batte/ Old Geezer...24 Phil Bishop/ Whiplash...26 David Boone/ Do You Have ID...28 /Soakin'...30 Tom Brown/ Hang Nail...32 /Flyen Tiger Rides...34 Harold Enlow/ Sneakin' Past the Sheriff...36 Gary Falin/ Eye Opener...38 /Pearl...40 Gene Fuller/ Strolling Troll...42 / Left Out...44 Desiree Hajny/ Mama Bear Hug...46 Will Hayden/ Ole Man Evergreen...48 Bruce Henn/ Bronco Bustin' Bear...50 Eldon Humphreys/Willie Wind Up...52 /Eddie McPuck...54 Marv Kaisersatt/Goin'-a-Courtin'...56 /Pirate-at-Large I.B. Sharp...58 Randy Landen/Roadrash...60 /Spring Cleaning...62 Pete LeClair/ Jocko...64 /Canvas Back RaBean...66 Keith Morrill/ Watts D. Matter...68 /Slim Chance...70 Vic Otto/ Dapper...72 /Compassion Way and Easy St. ...74 Stephen Prescott/ The boy Scout...76 / Redneck I.D....78 Doug Raine/ Brownie...80 /Big Iron...82 Harley Refsal/ Pie Lady...84 Floyd Rhadigan/ Saint Patty...86 /Ravenskeeper...88 David Sabol/ The White Rabbit...90 Harley Schmitgen/ Yes Dear...92 /Sonny Let Me Tell Ya...94 Joe Schumacher/ Forgetful Joe...96 Gerald Sears/ Boss Man...98 Ponderin'...100 Dave Stetson /The Rifleman...102 / Saddle Sore...104 Dennis Thornton/ Hillbilly...106 /Mud Dogs...108 Bob Travis/ Happy Hour...110 Jack A. Williams/ Hello Darlin!...112 / Fashion Turkey...114 Tom Wolfe/ Walk Home...116 / Bird Watching...118 Joe You/ Balance...120 Pair of Pirate's Parrots...122