October 27, 2009

This is a clay sculpture of a fisherman Monte created.  This photograph comes from a profile in the Peoria Journal Star many years ago.

Zoom in to notice the fine detail in this piece.  Also, notice the high cheek bones and nose structure.  Even though Monte received very, very little formal schooling in art, from many of his pieces, it is clear he did favor the classics.

For some reason Monte never made a cast of this sculpture.  It still exists, but is in a state of disrepair and in the possession of his son, Eric.

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  1. Jane said

    This is a great photo. The sculpture is so realistic that Monty looks like a giant approaching the fisherman from behind. Great perspective.

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