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Nathaniel Burwash

 (1906 - 2000)
Nathaniel Charles Burwash was active/lived in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, California.  Nathaniel Burwash is known for carved wood sculpture-animals, birds, figures.

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A wood carver in modernist styles depicting animals, birds, insects, people and organic shapes, Nathaniel Burwash was born in Los Angeles.   As a youngster, he spent a lot of time climbing trees, of which two types were favorites--pepper and eucalyptus.  He said: "If the breeze was right you could climb the eucalyptus and it would just rock you." (Spitzer 4).

However, at the age of eleven, he left his beloved trees of California and moved with his family to his grandparent's farm in upstate New York at Hudson Falls.  He was put to work with farm labor, which included the slaughter of animals, a task he grew to hate and one that left him with guilt and shame.   Many years later, he was able   ...  Displaying 750 of 5723 characters.

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