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b. 1925 - d. 2014

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) 2 Sculptures, Native American Chief and Woman
          Apr. 16, 2024

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) 2 Sculptures, Native American Chief and Woman

          Est: $400 - $800

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Over Life-Size Sculpture, Native American Chief, carved wood, abalone, paint, mixed media. Size: 81" x 36" x 44" (206 x 91 x 112 cm). Together with: Native American Woman with Papoose, carved wood, abalone, paint. Size: 76" x 18" x 29" (193 x 46 x 74 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Abalone Shell Mosaic
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Abalone Shell Mosaic

          Est: $300 - $500

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Abalone Shell Mosaic, Woman in Standing Pose, framed. Size: 51" x 26.75", 130 x 68 cm (frame). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Abalone Shell Mosaic
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Abalone Shell Mosaic

          Est: $300 - $500

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Abalone Shell Mosaic, Pyramids, framed. Size: 35" x 77", 89 x 196 cm (frame). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $200 - $400

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Native American Woman with Papoose, carved wood, abalone, paint. Size: 76" x 18" x 29" (193 x 46 x 74 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $300 - $500

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Native American Chief, carved wood, abalone, paint, mixed media. Size: 81" x 36" x 44" (206 x 91 x 112 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Large Carousel Horse
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Large Carousel Horse

          Est: $600 - $900

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Carousel Horse, carved wood, paint, abalone, brass. Size: 72" x 60" x 27" (183 x 152 x 69 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $100 - $200

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Mortar Cannon, wood, stainless steel, functional working cannon. Size: 12" x 22.5" x 8.5" (30 x 57 x 22 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $100 - $200

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Canada Goose, carved wood, paint. Size: 16" x 25" x 7.5" (41 x 63 x 19 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $100 - $200

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Merganzer Duck, carved wood. Size: 7" x 16.5" x 5.5" (18 x 42 x 14 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Six Carved Wood Canes
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Six Carved Wood Canes

          Est: $100 - $200

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Six Carved Wood Canes. Size: 37"L (94 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $100 - $200

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Woman Standing Palms Up, carved wood. Size: 14" x 3.5" x 3.5" (36 x 9 x 9 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $100 - $200

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Woman and Child, metal and brass. Size: 16" x 72" x 14" (41 x 183 x 36 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $100 - $300

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Moses, brass, metal, paint. Size: 71.5" x 24" x 28" (182 x 61 x 71 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $100 - $200

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Nude, metal with brass fusing. Size: 22" x 11" x 14" (56 x 28 x 36 cm) Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $100 - $200

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Bust of Woman on Base, carved wood. Size: 49" x 14" x 10" (125 x 36 x 25 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $100 - $200

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Bust of Woman, carved wood. Size: 17" x 12" x 9" (43 x 30 x 23 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $50 - $100

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Head and Hands, carved wood. Size: 8" x 7" x 5" (20 x 18 x 13 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $50 - $100

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Abstract "10". carved wood. Size: 9.75" x 9" x 4" (25 x 23 x 10 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $200 - $300

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Standing Girl with Ponytail, carved wood. Size: 26" x 12" x 8.5" (66 x 30 x 22 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $100 - $300

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Dancing Woman, carved wood, paint. Size: 26" x 8" x 8" (66 x 20 x 20 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $200 - $400

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, "Venus de Coraopolis", carved wood, paint. Size: 45.5" x 13.75" x 10" (116 x 35 x 25 cm) Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $200 - $400

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Headless Statue of Woman, carved wood. Size: 37" x 13" x 11" (94 x 33 x 28 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $100 - $300

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Dog, carved wood, paint, areas of cracking. Size: 23.25" x 30" x 11.5" (59 x 76 x 29 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $100 - $200

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Venus with Snake, carved wood, paint, splits. Size: 36" x 48" x 29" (91 x 122 x 74 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $50 - $100

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Organic Forms, carved wood. Size: 6.5" x 14" x 10" (17 x 36 x 25 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $50 - $100

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Buffalo Head, carved wood, horns, mixed media. Size: 3.75" x 8.5" x 5.5" (10 x 22 x 14 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $50 - $100

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Eggs, carved wood. Size: 12" x 9" x 5" (30 x 23 x 13 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $50 - $100

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Large Eye, carved wood, mixed media. Size: 8" x 7" x 7" (20 x 18 x 18 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $100 - $200

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Swinging Woman, carved wood. Size: 13" x 8.25" x 4" (33 x 21 x 10 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $100 - $200

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Herd of Horses, carved wood. Size: 6" x 29" x 8.5" (15 x 74 x 22 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $200 - $300

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Elongatia 2, carved wood. Size: 35" x 11" x 11" (89 x 28 x 28 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $200 - $300

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Elongatia 1, carved wood. Size: 34" x 9" x 9" (86 x 23 x 23 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $200 - $400

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Blindfolded Woman, carved wood, paint. Size: 33" x 33" x 10" (84 x 84 x 25 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $200 - $400

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Woman Sitting in Flowers, carved wood. Size: 21" x 14" x 14" (53 x 36 x 36 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $100 - $200

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Woman Sitting on Pillow, carved wood. Size: 11.5" x 10" x 7" (29 x 25 x 18 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $100 - $200

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Four Eyes, carved wood. Size: 10" x 12" x 6" (25 x 30 x 15 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $200 - $300

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Egyptian Gods, carved wood, mixed media. Size: 19" x 8" x 8" (48 x 20 x 20 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $200 - $300

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Dance of the Dragonflies, carved wood, mixed media. Size: 20" x 9" x 9" (51 x 23 x 23 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $100 - $200

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Bear and Totem Pole, carved wood. Size: 18" x 4.5" x 7" (46 x 11 x 18 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $200 - $300

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Vase with Bird-of-Paradise, carved wood, mixed media, commemorating Pearl Harbor. Size: 26" x 12" x 8.5" (66 x 30 x 22 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $200 - $300

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Double-Headed Dragon, carved wood, mixed media. Size: 12" x 24" x 9" (30 x 61 x 23 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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        • John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture
          Oct. 12, 2015

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture

          Est: $200 - $300

          John J. Stanko (American, 1925-2014) Sculpture, Mayan Snake, carved wood, mixed media. Size: 10.5" x 27" x 16" (27 x 69 x 41 cm). Provenance: estate of the artist. The sale debuts the work of a newly-discovered self-taught artist, John J. Stanko (1925-2014) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a group of his carvings. Primarily a wood carver, Stanko also painted and created sculpture out of many different kinds of repurposed media. His need to support his family -even from a young age, as the eldest child of Ukrainian immigrants- meant he worked for most of his life as a crane operator at a steel company, but he was driven by a continuing passion for creating. His full and varied life included serving in WWII, holding six U.S. patents for his inventions, acting as President of the United Steelworkers Union for 16 years, and an enthusiasm for architecture that led him to build his own house for his wife and family.

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