Leslie Garland Bolling
(1898 - 1955)
Leslie Garland Bolling was active/lived in Virginia. Leslie Bolling is known for southern life theme sculpture-wood carving.
Biography Leslie Garland Bolling
Leslie Garland Bolling in his own handwriting wrote to James A. Porter
on November 19, 1933 that he was "born 1898 to the husband & wife
Clinton C. and Mary M. Bolling in Surry Co., Dendron Va." He
wrote that he had always loved trees and was born and grew up in a
lumbering center. He further wrote that his father was a
blacksmith and that he was the oldest of two brothers and one
sister. "My mother died 1911 and I believe her death changed the
whole course of my life."
In his spare time during his childhood he "learned to draw by copying
pictures." He began carving in 1926. He wrote that his
friends "began to talk about the funny little things" he was
carving. Bolling wrote that
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