- Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
Luce Artist Biography
Maurice Beson hunts muskies (muskellunges, large food and game fish) on the Pokegama Lake in the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwa Nation in Wisconsin. He decorates his simple wooden decoys with crayons or paints, and blends the colors into the wood. Beson's grandfather Eli Beson was one of the area's fishing guides during the 1940s and 1950s (Art and Brad Kimball, Fish Decoys of the Lac du Flambeau Ojibway, 1988).