Walter Ketzler (1893-1966)
Carved Spread-wing Eagle.
Signed on verso, Walter Ketzler, Eliot, Me.
Carved pine, red and white painted highlights, original varnish finish. “An immigrant from barmen, Germany, Walter Ketzler arrived in New York in 1922 to work as a sign and interior painter in Brooklyn. By 1955, he was working Portsmouth and living in Eliot, Maine. As a skilled decorator and cabinetmaker, Ketzler is known to have carved his inspired copies of Bellamy eagles as gifts for clients…” James Craig, author of American Eagles: The Bold Art and Brash Life of Jim Haley Bellamy.
Dimensions: 5”h, 24”w, 6”d
Item ID: FA-SO 116
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