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John English

 (1848/52 - 1915)
John English was active/lived in New Jersey.  John English is known for Duck decoy carving.

Biography   John English


John English of Florence, New Jersey no doubt produced some of the finest decoys ever used on the Delaware River. His delicate hollow lures, with their lightly raised primaries and carefully incised wing and tail carving, clearly showcase his skills as one of the most talented makers of floating sculpture. If he wasn’t the innovator of the Delaware River style of decoy, he certainly was its early champion. Yet in the early recorded annuls of the history of decoys and their makers, due to the gifted brushstrokes of an avid duck hunter from nearby Trenton, his contributions were nearly overlooked.



Source:
Allaen Linkchorst, Decoy Magazine, online, 1/9/2015
 


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