(1890 - 1962)
August Haas was active/lived in Illinois. August Haas is known for decoy carving.
Biography August Haas
August Haas made one of the finest pintail patterns in all the Illinois River. The fact that only three examples in original paint have ever come to light places these decoys among the region's rarest finds. One decoy is featured in the 1969 treatise, "Decoys and Decoy Carvers of Illinois" where Paul W. Parmalee and Forrest D. Loomis attribute Haas as the maker. Regarding the carver and a rigmate pintail, Donna Tonelli, in her 1990 chapter on Illinois River decoys in "The Great Book of Waterfowl Decoys," states: "Little is known of Haas, and this decoy and two others are the only known examples of his work in original condition. He made several dozen mallards and pintails in the 1920s; his nephew repainted
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