John Tolmay is active/lives in Montana / Africa. John Tolmay is known for wildlife and African-American figure sculptor.
Biography John Tolmay
Of Dutch and Scottish descent from ancestors who settled in Rhodesia in
the 1890s, John Tolmay is a self-trained sculptor in realist style who
has spent much of his career in Africa trying to conserve
wildlife. However, having become discouraged, he is now settled
in Montana where his close friend is western artist Loren Entz.
Tolmay was tutored during his childhood by a "raw, bush-wise
African". Of this experience he said: "There could have
been no better teacher for a youngster growing up in this enormous
wilderness playground." (35) He was in schools in Rhodesia, and
then spent time in Europe as well as on ranches in Nebraska and New
Mexico. In 1966, returning to Rhodesia, he married a n
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