Matched Pair of Cat Carvings by Linvel Barker, Kentucky

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About

Linvel Barker was a retired metalworker turned folk artist. He didn't start carving until 1984 and he would rough out the shapes on a band saw and his wife would help him finish these. These particular cats were done in 1996 and a very similar cat was featured on the spine of the book “Contemporary American Folk Art – A Collector’s Guide". I have yet to see another matching set of animals by Linvel Barker, so I believe these are unique. “If you can see what’s in the wood, you can carve it out. There ain’t no paint in wood, and you don’t need none.” -Linvel Barker.
Details
Creator
Linvel Barker (Artist)
Of the Period
Folk Art
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
1996
Period
1990-1999
Materials and Techniques
Carved   Wood
Condition
Excellent. Legs have small expansion cracks between the legs and tail, this is normal due to age.
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
17.5 in. H x 12 in. W x 5.5 in. D
44 cm H x 30 cm W x 14 cm D
Dealer Location
Kilmarnock, VA
Number of Items
2
Reference Number
LU88306002713
About The Seller
Address
Lewis Trimble
15 North Main St.
Kilmarnock VA 22482
US
(804) 476-8616
1stdibs Dealer since 2009 Located in Kilmarnock, VA