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A carved and painted representation of Abraham Lincoln presented as a standing figure in a white suit and top hat applied to a paint and glitter decorated platform, signed on the bottom "Elijah Pierce."
10 3/8 x 5 x 2 in.From the Collection of the late Leon Schenker.
Born in Switzerland, Mr. Schenker was a professor emeritus of art and an artist who lived in New York, Ohio, and North Carolina.
Purchased directly from the artist.
Pierce was a self taught carver who eschewed the family farming tradition to follow his own path. That path led him eventually from Mississippi to Columbus, Ohio, and a unique two room barber shop with one room reserved for carving. When a carving was complete, Elijah used paint and shellac as finishing touches. Pierce's work is a staple of many private collections; the Columbus Museum has many examples in its permanent collection.
"As made" by artist.
$800 - 1,200