Gery Austin

Type
Individual
Role
Artist
Identifier
AustinGery
Functions, Occupations, and Activities
>Wood carver
Medium
Wood, paint, mixed media
Statement
"I moved to Santa Fe in 1964 to help edit the magazine put out by the state Game and Fish Department...Before then, I had been a free-lance writer...In the winter of '66, I decided I needed a hobby. I had admired the work of Andy Anderson for many years." [From article in Bartlett Library vertical file: http://library.internationalfolkart.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=23590]
Biography
Born during the Great Depression in West Texas, Austin had fought two wars...and worked as a journalist before he did anything about his own artistic talent...Austin has earned himself a reputation as a woodcarver specializing in humorous characters from the old west. [From article in Bartlett Library vertical file: http://library.internationalfolkart.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=23590]
Geographic names
Santa Fe
Related person/organization
Andy Anderson (influenced by)