Born in New Westminister, Canada on May 6, 1898, Dudley Carter
was the son of a woodsman. He was six years old when he began
helping out in his father's lumber camp.
Raised among the totem-carving Kwaquit and Tlingit tribes, he took part
in their ceremonies. About 1929, he moved to Seattle where he had
art lessons at the Cornish School and studied sculpture at the Art
Moving to California in the mid-1930s, he lived in San Francisco and
worked for the Federal Art Project. He later lived in Carmel where he
built houses out of trees that he felled himself. He is best known for
his heroic redwood sculptures, often with Indian motifs.
His carved totem pole was featured at th
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
SF Chronicle, 11-21-1986; Oakland Museum; Social Security Death Index (1940-2002).Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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