Will Kautz began his artistic training while he was a young boy. His father, William Charles Kautz was a fine artist in New York. He remembers sculpting marble beside his dad. But as a young man, Will was often torn between a drive to be creative, and a desire to do something for the vulnerable in society. In 1980 he entered seminary and earned an M.A. in theology and ethics and was later appointed as a Research Fellow at Yale University. For the next ten years, Will maintained a volunteer law practice for victims of domestic violence while supporting his family with his art. Through the years, Will has sold his work to numerous galleries and collectors around the world. His art has been displayed at the Museum of American Folk Art, the Shelburne Museum, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He has been chosen by Early American Homes magazine for its annual Directory of America's Best Traditional Craftsmen, and is a juried member of traditionalfolkart.com.
AAWK002 Hand Carved Diving Cormorant by William Kautz $150.
I have owned one of these wonderful diving comorants for about 30 years. It's always been a favorite piece of hand carved art. I have mine on top a shelf in my sunroom, but he has also been on top of my early corner cupboard. He looks fantastic there! There is a small hand carved fish in his mouth that has been painted as well with several layers of paint and a subtle patina. Measures 26 inches long and 5 inches deep at it's widest point. Signed by the artist. $150. Includes shipping.
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