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"BLUE DOG" Shark

ca. 1922-1928 John Orne Johnson Frost Born: Marblehead, Massachusetts 1852 Died: Marblehead, Massachusetts 1928 carved and painted wood with iron hooks 12 1/2 x 71 1/4 x 1 3/8 in. (31.8 x 181.0 x 3.4 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson 1986.65.247 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 28A


Luce Center Label

John Orne Johnson Frost created many sculptures of fish, birds, and ships inspired by his time spent at sea. He made “BLUE DOG” Shark from a section of wooden board, which he cut out and shaped to create the image of a fish. Frost hung sculptures like this from the rafters of his workshop to teach visitors about the different types of fish.

Keywords

Animal - fish - shark

sculpture

folk art

metal - iron

wood

About John Orne Johnson Frost

Born: Marblehead, Massachusetts 1852 Died: Marblehead, Massachusetts 1928

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