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John Gaeddert - North Newton, Kansas
Simplicity in form would be the best way to describe John Gaeddert's wood carvings. In retirement, the North Newton man discovered that he loved the flow of a natural piece of wood. He would search for just the right piece of wood in a pasture or alongside the road, and then work hours sanding, highlighting each curve of the piece and then finishing it with a coat of sealer.
Oscar Gunnarson - Lindsborg, Kansas - 1884-1982
Cement Figures & Paintings
Oscar Gunnarson was born and died at Lindsborg, KS. He owned a paint store. When business was slow, he created over 60 cement sculptures, portraying friends, neighbors, community leaders and scenes of local life. He never sold his sculptures, but displayed them in his store window. He also did oil paintints, including scenes of Smoky Valley winter splendor.