Leroy Howell

Name
Leroy Howell
Also Known as
LeRoy Howell
Born
1920
Died
1950
Active in
  • Hinkley, Minnesota
Nationalities
U.S. States
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Luce Artist Biography

Leroy Howell created stylized rather than realistic fish decoys, and often decorated them with painted lines, dots, and flowers. He trained as a housepainter and originally carved decoys just for personal use. His work became popular with other fishermen, however, and he traveled around Minnesota taking orders for decoys before the start of the spearing season (Kimball, The Fish Decoy, vol. I, 1986).

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