Featured Carving (pine) of woman's head - artist name known but looking for additional info

Discussion in 'Art' started by aaroncab, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Found this at a charity shop the other day - picked it up, and lo and behold there's an info/registration sheet on the base from from an art show/exhibition Charleston South Carolina in 1962. So far coming up with basically nothing(using my google skillz) on the artist name as shown on the sheet "C.M. Isenhour". Anyhow - here she is - just to show her off - and to see if anyone has any better luck finding the artist. Thanks for looking!

    8" tall.

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  2. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Of course my search was fruitless as well,but heres my thoughts... I think it might have been a student piece,possibly by an african american .I think she is african american,and just beautiful. Id have bought that in a second.Gibbes art gallery is now known as Gibbes museum of art. They focused on local artists quite a bit,so Im betting this is .
  3. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Perhaps a student yes, the address is a large house right in the middle of downtown Charleston that is now divided up into apartments.
  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    funny how that pine looks a lot like old growth red cedar.........
  5. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    Well. hmm. I wish I had grand news, but... that show was a bit of a big deal each year and it was a juried show (both entry and awards). Out of 300 submitted works, 55 were chosen for the show.

    Sadly, Isenhour's piece did not make it. (there's a newspaper article listing all the accepted pieces).

    Beyond that I'm afraid there was not enough info for me to clearly pin down the artist (multiple Isenhours with workable CM names).
  6. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    I meant to say. From the handwriting, I don't get "student," but rather older adult.

    From the piece, I guess no formal art training, but a goodly bit of experience carving.

    I would have picked her up for sure.
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  7. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Thanks much Jivvy! How did you find the info on the art show selections?
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  8. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    There's a newspaper article (paid subscription database) that lists all the accepted pieces and this one was not included.
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  9. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Aha! Thanks for searching and (not)finding it for me!
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