Miles B. Carpenter was a prominent twentieth-century folk artist. In 1912
Carpenter purchased a factory in the Sussex
County town of Waverly, which he turned into a lumber mill. He later added a
sawmill and ice business to his enterprise. Carpenter began woodcarving in 1941 but
had little time to spend on his work until he closed his lumber mill in the 1950s.
The artist began sculpting animals and then people, utilizing both whittling and
assemblage. By. . .
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