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Charles Rudy

 (1904 - 1986)
Charles H. Rudy was active/lived in New York, Pennsylvania.  Charles Rudy is known for welding scrap sculpture-animals, insects, figures.

Biography   Charles Rudy


Known for "strange animals and figures" made from scrap steel, Charles Rudy did most of these signature pieces when he worked as a welder of glider planes noses at the Pitcairn-Larsen Autogiro Company at Willow Grove, New Jersey.  He took a job there during the summer of 1943 when he was age 39 and was too old to serve in the military. 

During his time off, "he began to play around with unusable bits of scrap steel left over from regular welding jobs.  Soon to the astonishment of his fellow workers, these lively figures began to take shape," and because of their enjoyment, these co-workers began to look around for likely pieces that Rudy could use. 

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