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Penobscot Deer Clown

This is an example of a traditional Penobscot woodcarving.

Penobscot Deer Clown

• Tim Shay, Penobscot, 2004

• Museum Purchase


Tim Shay learned traditional Penobscot woodcarving from

his father on Indian Island, where he was born. He studied

art at the Institute for American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and received an Associate of Fine Arts degree in 1987. His work has been exhibited at museums, including the Wheelwright Museum and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa

Fe and the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma.


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