Lot 146
Elijah Pierce (American, 1892-1984), Folk Art Portrait Plaque
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a plaque with integral painted frame signed on the back "1977 E. Pierce".

10 x 8 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.

$500 - 1,000