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 James Walter Folger  (1851 - 1918)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts      Known for: animal head carvings, historic dioramas, scenes of Nantucket

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James Walter Folger
from Auction House Records.
A CARVED AND PAINTED LION'S HEAD
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An artisan from Nantucket, he was mainly self-taught.  Folger briefly worked in 1869 as a journeyman for a wood carver in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and continued to create carved animal heads, ornamental carvings and historical dioramas upon his return to the island.

He was also a painter in oil and watercolor, mostly creating scenes in and around Nantucket.  His work was displayed locally and exhibitions mentioned frequently in the Inquiry Mirror newspaper.

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