Philip Chabot (1899-1982) was an artist who was first exposed to whittling near the Penobscot Indian Reservation in Canada. HIs grandmother was a Penobscot who traveled with Buffalo Bill Cody in his Wild West Shows. During WWI he was an airplane photographer. He was a successful inventor and trained and accomplished taxidermist who later worked for The American Museum of Natural History and the NY Zoological Society, traveling the world on research exhibitions. His works went on public exhibit a couple of times, but for half a century were relatively hidden away.
17"h x 40"w
Carved natural wood attached to homemade wooden painted box.