Anthony Elmer Crowell
(1862 - 1951)
Anthony Elmer Crowell was active/lived in Massachusetts. Anthony Crowell is known for wood carvings-shore birds, painting.
Biography Anthony Elmer Crowell
An avid hunter, A. Elmer Crowell began carving decoys about 1908 and by
1918 was carving miniature song and shorebirds. Crowell's
birds were known for his attention to detail in both the carving of
bills and tails and the painting of feathers. His working decoys
were of such quailty that he began to make carvings as purely
decorative decoys. His work is in
the collection of the Shelburne Museum.
In September 2007 two of Crowell's birds, a pin-tail drake and a Canada
goose sold for a record 1.13 million each in a private sale.
These carvings had previously sold for record prices at auction.
The pintail drake sold at Christie's auction house in 2003 for $801,500
and the Canada goose sol
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