J. Fred Woell

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Name
J. Fred Woell
Also Known as
James Frederick Woell
James Fred Woell
Fred Woell
Born
Evergreen Park, Illinois 1934
Died
Deer Isle, Maine 2015
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Luce Artist Biography

J. Fred Woell was told by the art galleries of New York to “use gold or forget it.” The artist felt strongly that material should not determine a work’s value, and so began to create “anti-jewelry.” He explores themes of consumerism and violence in his humorous assemblages of discarded objects.

Works by This Artist

1967
copper, silver, brass, gold leaf, photo and wood
ca. 1968
silver, bronze, glass, photo and wood
1988
cast silver, Civil War bullet shell fragment and copper clad steel
1975
sterling silver
1966
sterling silver, copper, brass, steel, glass and found objects