(sold) Mountain Goat carving by John L. Clarke

Excellent example of a mountain goat, carved by John L. Clarke, Glacier Park, Montana circa 1920. This has the desirable texturing of the cottonwood to look like tufts of fur. The goat has painted details, and is on Clarke's typical base with his name carved into it.  5 1/2" high, x 4", x 2". Clarke, who was part Blackfeet, was rendered deaf and mute by Scarlet Fever as a youngster. In school he was introduced to wood carving. As a young adult he lived in what would become East Glacier, Montana, as his notoriety grew. Presidents, artists, and industrialists collected his work and thought him among the best carvers the country had produced. The Great Northern's "Goat" logo was based on Clarke's carving. This small goat is an excellent example.

Medium: wood
Circa: 1920
Size: 5 1/2" high, x 4", x 2"
Our Product ID: Clarkej09

Price: $0.00

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