Grainger McKoy is active/lives in South Carolina. Grainger McKoy is known for sculptor-carved birds.
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Biography Grainger McKoy
Grainger McKoy grew up near Sumter, South Carolina in a family of modest means but with strong convictions about how to live life. After his father died when he was only nine he was raised by his mother who encouraged his artistic curiosity by taking him to art classes a few hours from home and bringing him to the Library of Congress to look at John James Audubon paintings of birds.
His love of three-dimensional objects led him to study architecture at Clemson University. When he realized the disparity between the study and practice of architecture he changed his major to biology.
After graduation McKoy was still uncertain of a career path when he met another great influence in his life, Gilbert Maggione. Maggione carved birds
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