Shelton Gallery Antiques and Fine Art
This is an amazing sculpture carved from one pieces of wood. This piece features two men engaged in watching a chicken fight. One man scratches his head and the other sits coyly in a tai-chi inspired position. This piece measures 11 x 11.75 x 7. This is a serious collector piece that is representative of true Southern Folk Art.
SULTON ROGERS (b. 1922-d. 2004) was the last of the Mississippi self-taught wood carvers and one of the greatest. He settled in Syracuse, New York, and learned something about carving from his father when he was young, taking it up again when he needed something to keep him awake during night shifts at a chemical plant. He eventually moved back to Mississippi to be with his people...