Hudson, Ira & Family – American Carvers

A Brant decoy carved and painted by Ira Hudson of Chincoteague, Virginia with three piece hollow body, raised neck seat and fine feather paint detail and patina

p4A ItemID E8960426
An oversized special order hollow carved and painted black duck decoy by Ira Hudson of Chincoteague, Virginia

p4A ItemID E8960425
A miniature Hudsonian Godwit shorebird decoy carved by Anthony Elmer Crowell

p4A ItemID E8917431
A canvasback drake duck decoy attributed to Ira Hudson

p4A ItemID E8862965

Ira Hudson & Family, Carvers

Ira D. Hudson (1873 to 1949) was the most prolific and famous of the Chincoteague carvers. (Chincogteague is a coastal barrier island in Virginia.) Ira C., the grandson, continued the family’s carving tradtion and was still living on the island in 2002. Many of his works include decoys in flight, some with twisted necks. An open mouth on the decoy is almost a trademark of his better work. For more information consult “Ira Hudson & Family, Chincoteague Carvers” in the November 2002 issue of Decoy Magazine.

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