(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)
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
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