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Object Name Bowl, Decorative
Catalog Number 1981.39.4
Creator Osolnik, Rude
Maker Osolnik, Rude
Date 1976
Material(s) Cherry;Walnut;Maple;Mahogany
Dimensions H-3.5 Dia-6 inches
Description This is a laminated wooden bowl made of cherry, walnut, maple, and mahogany wood.
Notes Collected by the Kentucky Arts Commission for a traveling crafts exhibition in 1976. Rude Osolnik was born in 1915 in Dawson, NM, the second child of Austrian immigrants Lucas and Rose Penko and died in 2001. The family moved to Johnson City, IL in 1917, where Rude's father mined coal. Rude began working with wood in high school, under the instruction of John Rohner, who continually encouraged Osolnik to train his hands as well as his eye, and to appreciate aesthetics and good design.
Media Links Rude Osolnik Master Woodturner
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Osolnik, Rude
Subjects Wood carving
Wood working
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS