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FRANK FINNEY (CAPEVILLE, VIRGINIA, B. 1947) CARVED AND PAINTED FOLK ART FARM HEN

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FRANK FINNEY (CAPEVILLE, VIRGINIA, B. 1947) CARVED AND PAINTED FOLK ART FARM HEN
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FRANK FINNEY (CAPEVILLE, VIRGINIA, B. 1947) CARVED AND PAINTED FOLK ART FARM HEN, a fine example of large size, finely delineated, the whole retaining polychrome painted surface and raised on a rectangular base, signed to the underside with artist's stamp. Notes from the artist indicate that the present bird is "Frank and Mary's pet barnyard hen" and that the "wood is tupelo gum". 2022. 10 1/2" HOA, 10" WOA.
Provenance: From a Virginia private collection.
Catalogue Note: Frank Finney (b. 1947) is one of America's finest living folk art carvers. Frank's father, Herman Finney, who worked as a carver for the U. S. Navy and later as a culinary artist for diplomatic functions, was an important early influence. Herman Finney's ability to transform fruits and vegetables into flowers or animals undoubtedly had a major impact on the artistic development of his son. After Frank's service during the Vietnam War, where he earned numerous medals, including a Purple Heart and the V-Valor Battalion Award, the artist returned to his home on the Eastern Shore, where he worked as a commercial fisherman and began his career as a carver in earnest. Known especially for his birds and animals, particularly those native to his beloved Eastern Shore habitat, Finney is also fascinated by the mostly anonymous American folk art carving traditions of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The present farm hen carving pays homage to those American folk art roots.
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Excellent condition.
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FRANK FINNEY (CAPEVILLE, VIRGINIA, B. 1947) CARVED AND PAINTED FOLK ART FARM HEN

Estimate $800 - $1,200
Jun 25, 2022
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2121: FRANK FINNEY (CAPEVILLE, VIRGINIA, B. 1947) CARVED AND PAINTED FOLK ART FARM HEN

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Est. $800 - $1,200Starting Price $400
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Lot 2121 Details

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FRANK FINNEY (CAPEVILLE, VIRGINIA, B. 1947) CARVED AND PAINTED FOLK ART FARM HEN, a fine example of large size, finely delineated, the whole retaining polychrome painted surface and raised on a rectangular base, signed to the underside with artist's stamp. Notes from the artist indicate that the present bird is "Frank and Mary's pet barnyard hen" and that the "wood is tupelo gum". 2022. 10 1/2" HOA, 10" WOA.
Provenance: From a Virginia private collection.
Catalogue Note: Frank Finney (b. 1947) is one of America's finest living folk art carvers. Frank's father, Herman Finney, who worked as a carver for the U. S. Navy and later as a culinary artist for diplomatic functions, was an important early influence. Herman Finney's ability to transform fruits and vegetables into flowers or animals undoubtedly had a major impact on the artistic development of his son. After Frank's service during the Vietnam War, where he earned numerous medals, including a Purple Heart and the V-Valor Battalion Award, the artist returned to his home on the Eastern Shore, where he worked as a commercial fisherman and began his career as a carver in earnest. Known especially for his birds and animals, particularly those native to his beloved Eastern Shore habitat, Finney is also fascinated by the mostly anonymous American folk art carving traditions of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The present farm hen carving pays homage to those American folk art roots.
Condition
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Excellent condition.

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