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Logging Team

after 1970 William Queor Born: 1910 Died: 1980 carved and painted wood with mixed media overall: 8 1/4 x 23 x 5 3/4 in. (21.0 x 58.3 x 14.6 cm.) irregular part B: 1 5/16 x 5 3/8 x 1/4 in. (3.4 x 13.8 x 0.5 cm.) part C: 1 1/16 x 3 3/4 x 1/4 in. (2.7 x 9.5 x 0.5 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson 1986.65.262A-C Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 27B


Luce Center Label

William Queor created this piece to memorialize the logging industry around the turn of the century. In the early days of logging there were few roads and railroads to transport the logs. Workers did most of the cutting in the winter, because the icy conditions made it easier to move the wood. Queor’s sculpture shows two horses pulling a sled full of logs bound for the river where, in the spring, the wood will be floated downstream to the mill.

Keywords

Animal - horse

Architecture - vehicle - cart

Figure male - full length

Occupation - industry - lumber

sculpture

folk art

mixed media

wood

About William Queor

Born: 1910 Died: 1980

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