Joseph Day Knapp [American 1875-1962 Wonderful morning or evening takeoff of mallards in a hazy sky.
Knap was born in Scotdale Pa, June 7, 1875. He studied with J H Holden, but was for
The most part self taught. He worked with real estate, leaving his art as an occupation for
his spare time. He never exhibited his work in public until 1924, and then only at the insistence of his friends. An avid sportsman despite a limp, he specialized in game birds, particularly waterfowl.
In 1937 his greater scoop was used for the Fourth Federal Duck Stamp, he also had a few works reproduced as etchings. Beginning in 1900 he wrote articles on water-fowling for Outing, Forest and Stream and other periodicals, after a few years he began illustrating his articles, and in the 1920’s provided cover illustrations for Forest & Stream. He also donated paintings to ‘ Ducks Unlimited in order to raise money for water fowl conservation.
The Smithsonians ‘ INVENTORY OF AMERICAN
PAINTINGS ‘ list his ‘ MALLARDS in FLIGHT,WILD DUCKS and GAME BIRDS in FLIGHT as being in private hands in New York. Knapp died in New York City I Jan 1962
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