Eagle Pendant by John Koschmann (1957-2008), Inupiaq and Aleut
Eagle Pendant by John Koschmann (1957-2008), Inupiaq and Aleut fossil ivory, abalone 1.5" diameter
John W. Koschmann was of Inupiaq and Aleut descent, and an Alaska resident most of his life. He attended the Institute of American Indian Arts, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the University of Alaska Native Arts program. At a young age, John spent many hours among the totems and in the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka, marveling at the artifacts and old photos.
John studied under Ron Senungetuk, and was a talented artist working in traditional Alaska Native styles. His work included carving, masks, jewelry making and sculpture and his primary mediums were wood, ivory, fur, baleen and bone.