Set of 2, Original Shep Shapiro Apples Gargoyles Carvings Statue Art Signed
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Original Shep Shapiro Apple Carving
This is a beautiful piece by Shep Shapiro features an apple that have been hand carved and perserved to ressemble a two men wearing hats and mounted on a natural uncut wooden base. Both pieces are hand signed, original oil painting by Shapiro himself.
"Sculptor Isadore "Shep" Shapiro, 79, carved faces in apples, used a process that preserved them and then marketed his creations throughout the country.
Mr. Shapiro used "Shep" as his first name.
A resident of Highland Park, he died Wednesday in Brentwood North Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Riverwoods.
Making faces and dolls from apples is a tradition, he told the Tribune in a 1965 interview, that goes back to the Seneca Indians and residents of southern Appalachia." - Kenan Heise, Tribune Staff Writer for The Chicago Tribune
8" x 4" x 3"
The statues are in great condition. It shows no signs of discoloring, chips, scratches, or cracks.
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