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The Gallery of New York
Folk Art

Fence Post Loon carved by Grant Van Loan

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Grant Van Loan

Grant Van Loan’s interest in bird decoys stems from his boyhood in Coxsackie, Greene County, where he assisted his father in making decoys for hunting. Decoys were then of simple construction, but over the years have become more of a decorative art form. Grant experiments with the use of weathered barn boards and timbers, incorporating patterns in wood to suggest the texturing of feathers.
Ellen McHale

129 Jay Street, Schenectady, NY ♦ 518/346-7008
Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Sunday hours (May-October) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (in conjunction with the Schenectady Greenmarket outside City Hall); or by Appointment

Grant Van Loan’s duck decoys as well as his carved fish are available for purchase through the on-line gallery shop of the New York Folklore Society: New York Traditions.

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The gallery is made possible with the generous support of the William Gundry Broughton Charitable Foundation.

Birch bark duck decoy
Birch Bark Duck Decoy. Photograph by Harry Wirtz.

Photograph by Dale Johnson

Photograph by Dale Johnson

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