RARE CLAUDE KEMPER BIRDS OF MY HOLLOW WOOD DOVES SIGNED C KEMPER

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 10,2013
  • Channel: Online Auction

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I am offering this wonderful realistically hand carved and painted basswood sculpture of 2 WOOD DOVES ?? lifesize birds mounted on driftwood . These birds are native to West Virginia with the driftwood from West Virginia lakes. It is signed "C. Kemper . It measures 10 1/2 inches across by 14 inches high by 8 inches deep.

The condition of this carving is very good. It is dusty, but with no damage. Straight from the local estate sale in Jane Lew W.V It was found on a high shelf in a local home, where it has been enjoyed for many years.I HAVE 2 MORE LISTED THE RARE SIGNED #9 HUMMING BIRDS & THE BLACK COPPED CHICKADEE

It is my understanding that Claude Kemper returned to his native West Virginia holler after his retirement to pursue his love of carving indigenous birds. His carvings were in great demand with a waiting list for his works continuing after his death.

THE FOLLOWING IS FROM RESEARCH ON THE WEB

Claude Kemper grew up on a 150 acre farm on Tanner Creek Road in Gilmer County. For more than a quarter of a century, he took pleasure hand-carving birds that he knew and loved as a child. Kemper carved all of his birds from basswood, then mounted them on driftwood collected from WV lake shores. As his carvings grew in popularity, orders began to backlog for three or four years. In 2000, Claude Kemper donated a complete collection of his 45 hand-carved and painted West Virginia birds, featuring a one-of-a-kind centerpiece titled �Feathers of Yellow.� Housed on the second floor of GSC�s Robert F. Kidd Library in lighted cases, the gallery is now the only complete collection of Claude�s birds on public display. Some collectors will never have a complete collection, as Kemper passed away in 2003.

The GSC collection is displayed in specially designed cases made of local, wild, cherry wood.

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