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Dudley C Carter

 (1891 - 1992)
Dudley C. Carter was active/lived in California / Canada.  Dudley Carter is known for wood sculpture, crafts, teaching.

Biography   Dudley C. Carter

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 Institute.

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).

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