Leo Smith Pilgrim Riding Turkey Midwest Numbered Piece Excellent Condition
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Leo Smith Pilgrim Riding Turkey Midwest Numbered Piece Excellent Condition:
Pilgrim Riding a Turkey
Folk Art by Leo Smith
No Box, COA orStory Card
Distributor: Midwest of Cannon Falls
Issued: 1991 Retired: 1994
Numbered Piece: 1347/5000
Measures Approximately: 12 ½” x 12” x 7 ½”
From Leo Smith about The Pilgrim Riding a Turkey…
“Pilgrims are usually pictured as somber and restrained, but I decided to create a Pilgrim character who really enjoys life!
He has the smile of one who hasn’t a care in the world as he playfully celebrates the fall harvest.
I wanted to create feeling of abandon and gusto, right down to the electric color of a real turkey in the real wild.
I think this image of a jolly man atop an elaborately carved, brilliantly colored turkey is filled with life, and is a whimsical expression of warmth and joy of the season.
I have made every effort to create a piece with uncompromising originality, whose finish and look have the soft patina of age which one expects from a fine collectible.
I hope you enjoy this beautiful limited edition reproduction by Midwest Importers of Cannon Falls, Inc., a collectible I’m proud to assure you captures the essence and integrity of my original carving.”
About the Artist and His Wife…
The Smith’s began work in 1971 in Fountain City Wisconsin
Each piece they create is made from resin and is hand cast to precisely reproduce the beauty of the original wood carving done by Leo Smith
After the casting, it is then hand painted on color schemes developed by Marilyn Smith
In 1991, Leo and Marilyn Smith began having reproductions made of their work by Midwest of Cannon Falls
Leo continues to create beautiful Folk Art and Bronze Fine Art and is known internationally for his colorful Folk pieces
Many pieces of Folk Art done by Leo and Marilyn Smith are featured in a display at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota.
We have visited the Museum and would strongly recommend it to lovers of their work
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