Glass artist Beth Lipman is renowned for her sculptural compositions which recreate the bounty and visual sumptuousness of Renaissance and Baroque still-life paintings, particularly 17th-century Dutch scenes.
Dona Look grew up in Wisconsin and received her undergraduate degree in art education from the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh. She taught art in elementary school and continued to teach after she moved to Australia in 1976.
"Little John" Cross is a wood-carver and fisherman from Lac du Flambeau Ojibwa Nation, Wisconsin. He learned to carve from his father, John V. Snow, whose work appears in this collection (Art and Brad Kimball, Fish Decoys of the Lac du Flambeau Ojibway, 1988).
Diane Sheehan earned her undergraduate degree in art and education from Montclair State College in New Jersey in 1968, and taught art in the New Jersey public school system after graduation. She later earned her MFA in textiles from Indiana University.
Buddy Wayman is an ice fisher and trapper from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwa Nation in Michigan. He carves fish decoys with lifelike gills and mouth, and sometimes applies large glass eyes (Kimball, The Fish Decoy, vol. II, 1986).
William “Billy” Martin lives in the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwa Nation, Wisconsin. He makes realistic carvings as well as stylized, flat decoys with buckskin fins and tails. (Art and Brad Kimball, Fish Decoys of the Lac du Flambeau Ojibway, 1988)
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.
Tom Young is a wood-carver and "spearer" from northern Michigan who once served on the tribal council of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. He stains his fish decoys brown with reddish undersides (Art and Brad Kimball, Fish Decoys of the Lac du Flambeau Ojibway, 1988).