AMOS WALLACE Argillite Totem in 1968 GRIFFINS, ALASKA
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Sold Date: 10/31/2007
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
Totem made by Amos WallaceIn Great Condition. This handmade totem is signed and dated by Amos Wallace in 1968. It also has Griffins, Alaska engraved on the back of this beautiful piece. T is a small chip on one of the wings and on the back bottom of the base. Other than that it is detailed extremely well and the engraving on the back is crisp clear. History of the Great Amos Wallace: ** Tlingit master carver who carved totem poles for museums all over the United States, who in 1958 carved a 14-foot pole with a Northwest Coast-style Statue of Liberty at the top, and later that year was interviewed by Jack Paar on "The Tonight Show", making him the "first national television Tlingit star", who went on to carve poles for Disneyland and for Oregon's centennial, among others, died May 27 at a hospital in Juneau, Alaska, while recuperating from a broken hip. He was 83. **
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