Raymer Society Consignment Art Auction

Pearson, Anton (1892-1976) wodcarving, old man with beanie

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Start price: $25

Estimated price: $100 - $150

Buyer's premium: 10%

Anton Pearson, (1892-1967) woodcarving, old man with beanie, inspired by a Norman Malm (Pearson’s son-in-law) cartoon, signed on bottom, good condition, 8×3.5×3.75, Born Lund, Sweden, May 23,1892; died Lindsborg, Mar. 1967. Sculptor, specialized in wood & stone. Studied at Technical School in Lund, Sweden. Coming to the U.S. in 1912, he traveled with horse and wagon through seven states, floated down the Mississippi in a houseboat and hiked through Arkansas and Missouri.En route to the San Francisco Exposition, he stopped in Lindsborg, met Birger Sandzen and stayed there to study painting, earning a BFA from Bethany College. Established a studio in Lindsborg and continued to do carvings from whatever wood was available. His subjects were often people he knew or groups of people in familiar settings.

Condition: good

Dimensions: 8 x 3.25 x 3.75 in

Weight: 0.6 lb