Artist of the Day

We'd like to introduce an artist whose work was selected as one of the best in America in the category Woodcarving in the 2019 Directory of Traditional American Crafts:

William Apelian claims German and Armenian heritage and has always studied history, both personal and global. His Old World Santas reflect his lifelong respect for the places where the real St. Nicholas began and how his ancestors brought their heritage to the New World.

Although Apelian grew up admiring the work of his great uncle Martin, a master woodcarver, he didn’t start his own carving until 1995, when his younger daughter asked him to carve her a cat. [Read More]

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