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Frank Polk

 (1908 - 2000)
Frank Fredrick Polk was active/lived in Arizona.  Frank Polk is known for sculptor-western subjects, wood carver.

Biography   Frank Polk

Born in Louisville, Kentucky to parents Frank and Rose Herman Polk, Frank Polk was a self-taught wood carver who became known as the "cowboy whittler" for his carving of rodeo and cowboy scenes in basswood.  In the mid 1960s, he began sculpting in wax and then bronzing his pieces.  Of his work, he said:  "I am overly precise on authenticity and action, having experienced most of my themes, or at least seen them firsthand.  (Samuels 412)

With his family, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1911 when he was three years old, and at age 10, entered his first rodeo.  His family later moved to Mayer near Prescott where he graduated from high school.  As a teenager, he toured the rodeos around Phoenix wit   ...  Displaying 750 of 2664 characters.

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