Title

Article on Gus Wilson, an animal carver whose decoy of a preening duck sold for

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

2-2006

Additional Date Information

Feb-Mar 2006

Pages

41-43

Abstract

Article on Gus Wilson, an animal carver whose decoy of a preening duck sold for a record $195,500 last year. Born on Mount Desert Island, Wilson gave up life as a fisherman at age 50 to become an assistant light keeper, first at Fox Island, then Two Lights, and finally Spring Point Light in South Portland. Most of Wilson's important carving was likely done on Spring Point Light or at his Preble Street residence. Though he died in 1950, Wilson's work is more popular than ever. With a partial list of carvings sold, or up for sale.

Subjects

Decoys (Hunting), Wilson, Gus

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