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Robert Cumpston was an American farmer who began turning scrap iron into sculptures of animals.

Robert Cumpston and his wife Donna gave up farming in 1983. Robert Cumpston began producing sculptures in the late 1970’s. Robert made the sculptures and Donna ran the business side of things.

Below a brief clip about the artist:

The size of the works varied from small baby chicks to large giraffes that reached almost 20 feet in height.

In this clip we view an appraisal of a work by Cumpston that appeared on the Antiques Roadshow:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/season/20/little-rock-ar/appraisals/robert-cumpston-sculpture-ca-1985–201505A35

Cumpston used parts from planters and cultivators.

The artist was based out of Colfax, Illinois.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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