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A Conversation With Carl Akeley - by Joe Kish

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by John Janelli, May 18, 2017.

  1. John Janelli

    John Janelli New Member

    Once again, Joe Kish graces our industry with yet another literary work, this time a very dramatic acuity into the philosophical mind of an icon that is destined to be a collector's item in our own lifetime;

    "A Conversation With Carl Akeley - A Play In One Act"
    Author, Joe Kish puts on center stage Mr. Akeley, in one of his most comfortable environments, the American Museum of Natural History. He is virtually grilled by two ageless taxidermists, one who has yet to be convinced, but later is, with an intense barrage of questions that they hope will only deepen their own personal standards in the art of taxidermy. Art is the core, taxidermy is the medium in this classical rendition of an intense dialogue between Master and Apprentice.

    Joe Kish has the real knack of art. The art of succeeding, by not trying to succeed. He is the artist first, the man before he is the taxidermist; that is his key to his success. (Taken from Walt Whitman comments on John Burroughs)

    If you would enjoy a signed copy of Joe's new book, just drop him a payment of $19.95 (which includes first class USPS postage) at his mailing address:
    Joe Kish
    P.O.Box 263
    Shiro, Texas 77876

    Joe will accept Pay Pal payments as well to [email protected]
    Please allow approximately two weeks for delivery.
  2. Taxiserv

    Taxiserv James Newport

    A handful of us slipped away from the world show just last week to run up to The Field Museum to check out some of Akeley's work!!
    Humbling is only the beginning!!

    All I can say is the conversation w joe iwould be quite intriguing.


    WLELTD Active Member

    never heard of this guy, who is Joe Kish ?
  4. John Janelli

    John Janelli New Member

    Quote by Editors of Breakthrough Magazine Issue 47, Spring 1997 pages 34 - 38
    "Taxidermy Sculpting Part I" by Joe Kish

    About the author Joe Kish:
    It is a historical fact that Joe Kish was a key factor in changing the direction of commercial taxidermy during the mid and late 1970's. As publisher of a former trade journal. Taxidermy Review, he catalyzed the talents and energy of many in the profession. His articles and seminars gave not only instructions, but incentive to be creative and productive, resulting in the expanding selection of products and forms available today. This in part has lead to the high quality of today's commercial taxidermy...