James Walter Folger (Massachusetts 1851-1918)

James Walter Folger an artisan from Nantucket was mainly self-taught. He worked briefly in 1869 as a journeyman for a wood carver in Cambridge, Massachusetts and continued to create carved animal heads, ornamental carvings and historical dioramas upon his return to Nantucket. Folger was also a painter in oil and watercolors, creating historical scenes Nantucket.

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