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Dakin Morehouse

Dakin Morehouse

Dakin Morehouse

Artist’s Location: Phoenicia, NY
Was displayed at: Boiceville Inn

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Born in 1938 in a log cabin my father built in the mountains of Western MD, I was raised in the railroad town of Keyser on the upper Potomac River in West Virginia. The Woodstock Art Students League brought me to these mountains and my Grandfather’s homestead at the head of Woodland Valley. Pratt Institute BID and Tyler of Temple Univ. MFA rounded out my formal education, but apprenticing with Calvin Albert and Theodore Roszak brought the sculptor out of this former 50’s hot rod customizer, through executing major works for them, ie: the 57’ aluminum & steel, NY Worlds Fair project 'Forms in Transit', and a 38’ bronze and stainless, NYC Science Labs sculpture 'Prometheus'.

After teaching and building foundrys at various art colleges and exhibiting my works in Phila., NC, DC and NYC, we brought our young family back to my beloved Catskill Mountains in ‘73, founding the 'Phoenicia Forge Art Center', and our little organic farm. Reverting to teaching Art and Technology in local public schools I have also been caretaker for Roxmor Colony in Woodland Valley for several decades.

We are proud to have restored the bronzed, cast iron 'Shandaken Eagle' for our town at 'The Phoenicia Forge' where we still occasionally cast bronze and forge iron art. Recently I have become more of a poet and am involved with the ‘Catskill Mountain Railroad’ and the ‘Empire State Railway Museum’, bringing music to the historic old 'Phoenicia RR Station'.

Not a fisherman myself, I support local historic, cultural and ecological endeavors by serving on various local boards - and by occasionally hammering out a 'Leaping Aluminum Trout’.

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