Q:

Who are some scrimshaw artists?

A:

Quick Answer

Modern scrimshaw artists include Jason R. Webb, Jeff Fozard, Darrel Morris, Sandra Brady and Tina White. Although historically scrimshaw artists have carved ivory, modern scrimshaw artists work on eco-friendly materials, as well as on pre-ban ivory and mammoth ivory. Modern scrimshaw art is a continuation of the art practiced by sailors on whaling ships over the last several centuries, in which they carved designs on whalebone.

Continue Reading
Who are some scrimshaw artists?
Credit: Greg Elms Lonely Planet Images Getty Images

Full Answer

Jason Webb began as a pen-and-ink artist and transferred his skills to scrimshaw; he works mainly on antique piano keys. Jeff Fozard began working on powder horns as a hobby, and then graduated to working on mammoth ivory. Darrel Morris focuses his scrimshaw art on the grandeur of the human body.

Sandra Brady has been a scrimshaw artist for over 30 years; her artwork focuses mainly on jewelry, knives and gun grips. Tina White began creating scrimshaw in 2003; she focuses mainly on portraits and works mainly on mammoth ivory and synthetic cue balls.

Modern scrimshaw artists are able to create artworks that in some ways outshine the original scrimshaw done by whalers, due to the advantages modern artists enjoy in terms of lighting and instruments. Because whaling and ivory imports are banned, scrimshaw artists today are more likely to work on synthetic materials or fossilized ivory.

Learn more about Fine Art
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What tools do you need for scrimshaw?

    A:

    To scrimshaw, you need a scribe, a bright light, something for magnification, ink or paint, rags, wax, a computer or copier and scotch tape. If sanding anything down, you'll also need eye protection and a dust mask.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is Donatello famous for?

    A:

    Donatello was one of the great Renaissance artists of Italy, and was best known for his flawless, almost real figure sculptures and statues; he was one of the most sought after artists in Italy during his lifetime. Many of his most famous works are large sculptures of religious figures, such as St. John the Evangelist.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Are there any directories of listed artists?

    A:

    Artists2Artists, formerly know as The World Artist Directory, is the Internet's source for accomplished artists worldwide. Users can search all over the world for artists in a variety of mediums. An art professor serves as the site's curator.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Who are some well-known graffiti street artists?

    A:

    Banksy, David Choe and Victor Ash are some well-known graffiti street artists. Others include Blek le Rat, or Xavier Prou; Retna, or Marquis Lewis; and Moose, or Paul Curtis.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore