Lewis Bieber DeTurk
(1862 - 1933)
Lewis Bieber DeTurk was active/lived in Pennsylvania. Lewis DeTurk is known for folk art wood carver-bird specialty.
Biography Lewis Bieber DeTurk
A folk carver with bird specialty, Lewis DeTurk was a resident of
Kutztown, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He is considered one of the
significant Pennsylvania folk carvers. His style was both
realistic and fanciful in scale and composition. A motive for his
work was entertaining his wife, who was sickly. "For two years he
sat beside the sick bed of his wife Elizabeth, designing and executing
numerous animal figures and groupings. DeTurk's figures are inspired by
nature with deep cuts and carved detail precluding the need for any
The Kutztown Historical Society, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, has work by De Turk.
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