Eugene (Gene) Wells
(c.1850 - 1930)
Eugene (Gene) Wells was active/lived in New York. Eugene Wells is known for Decoy carving, waterfowl.
Biography Eugene (Gene) Wells
Eugene "Gene" Wells (c. 1850 - 1930s) Stony Brook, New York 
Gene Wells was a mason by trade who lived in Stony Brook on the North Shore of Long Island. When not plastering, Wells spent a good deal of his time in the local marshes studying the wildfowl. He is best remembered for his cork black duck decoys*, which are considered "natural looking, relaxed and contented".
Wells made wooden decoy heads for himself and other carvers which are well shaped and carefully painted. He is credited with a number of broadbills and canvasbacks made of local pine. A widower, Wells left Stony Brook when his daughter married and moved away. His legacy consists of finely carved decoys and stories of his legendary carving skill.
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