Lemuel T. (Lem) Ward Original Pencil Sketch Dowitcher Shorebird SignedLemuel T. (Lem) Ward Original Pencil Sketch Dowitcher Shorebird SignedLemuel T. (Lem) Ward Original Pencil Sketch Dowitcher Shorebird SignedLemuel T. (Lem) Ward Original Pencil Sketch Dowitcher Shorebird SignedLemuel T. (Lem) Ward Original Pencil Sketch Dowitcher Shorebird SignedLemuel T. (Lem) Ward Original Pencil Sketch Dowitcher Shorebird SignedLemuel T. (Lem) Ward Original Pencil Sketch Dowitcher Shorebird Signed

Lemuel T. (Lem) Ward Original Pencil Sketch Dowitcher Shorebird Signed

World renowned decoy carver Lemuel T. (Lem) Ward of Crisfield, Maryland (1886-1984) created this amazing pencil drawing of a shorebird. The bird is a Dowitcher. In the decoy carving business of Ward Brothers, Ltd. Lem was more the decoy painter in his partnership with brother Steve who did most of the carving. Their decoy shop was in the same building as their barber shop. One frequently had to walk over locks of hair to get to the decoys.

Lem also painted landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. In his later years, friends helped him raise money by producing prints of his paintings and by encouraging him to do a series of pencil sketches to sell. This is one of those sketches.

Lem protected the unframed sketch with a sheet of parchment paper attached with masking tape. It does not affect the integrity of the sketch. The sketch is unframed.

The sketch is accompanied by a copy of an article written about Lem in 1980 by my husband, Ed Dentry, who was Outdoor Editor of the Baltimore News American.

MARKS: Artist signed, lower right
DATE: 1982
CONDITION: Excellent
MEASUREMENTS: 7 ½ inches tall x 10 wide


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ITEM ID
P.119
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
THEME
Birds, Wildlife
MEDIA
Pencil

Lemuel T. (Lem) Ward Original Pencil Sketch Dowitcher Shorebird Signed

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