Josh Shepherd created this piece entitled “The Frontiersman”. It is 21” tall and made of hydrostone with a hand-applied finish. It’s a limited edition of 50. This is number 14 (In honor of 1814) and in keeping with the theme of the auction. The round hat, rifle, and hunting shirt are characteristic of the working frontier, and the detail on the horn, bag , and belt are remarkable. “The Frontiersman” is a well done casting catching the essence of the American frontiersmen looking for the next challenge.
Josh is a noted contemporary artist and has a article on Effigies on the American Frontier in the latest issue of American Traditions.
Copy by Heinz Ahlers with photo by Josh Shepherd.
This series of articles is for the benefit of the CLA Auction on August 15, 2014. Larry Pletcher, editor