(1888 - 1969)
Adrian R Woodall was active/lived in Kansas, Florida, Missouri. Adrian Woodall is known for wood-carved animal and figure sculpture, teaching.
Biography Adrian Woodall
Born Christian County, Missouri, Nov. 21, 1888 and died Silver Springs, Florida, Oct. 7, 1969, Adrian Woodall was a sculptor in wood. He was raised on farms in Missouri and Oklahoma with a strong interest in but no training in drawing or carving.
He became an optometrist who carved soap heads to display spectacles in his office window. In 1927, inspired by Axel Petersen and G.N. Malm, he began carving in wood. He carved figures and animals and exhibited widely through the Midwest, while living in Kansas in Clay Center in 1929-33 and in Hutchinson in 1935.
In 1936 he moved to Florida, where his hobby became his livelihood, and he taught a class in carving and wood sculpture at Florida Southern College in L
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Midwestern Artists’ Exhibition (Kansas City: Kansas City Art Institute, 1920-1942 Mines, Cynthia. For the Sake of Art: The Story of an Art Movement in Kansas. s.l. Mines, 1979.) 1929-30, 1932-33, 1935; Sandzén files; Family Search. Version 2.5.0. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2002. www.FamilySearch.org accessed July 17, 2006.
This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.
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