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Thomas Gelston

 (1851 - 1924)
Thomas H. Gelston was active/lived in New York.  Thomas Gelston is known for Decoy carving.

Biography   Thomas Gelston


An important wildfowl decoy* carver, Thomas H. Gelston's decoys are on the "Top 50 Decoys Ever Sold at Auction" list and in the book "Decoys - North America's One Hundred Greatest" (see AskART book references). (1)
 
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Thomas H. Gelston (1851 - 1924) Oyster Bay, New York

Thomas Gelston was the descendent of a prominent Long Island family. Although he enjoyed the privileges of wealth, Gelston clearly favored hunting the marshes of the bays to making his way in the business world. It was there that he honed his talent for gunning and a life-long appreciation for the wildfowl which inhabited the area. Gelston carved decoys for his own use and those wealthy s   ...  Displaying 750 of 2212 characters.

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