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Oscar Littlefield

Sioux City Artists, Tri-State Artists (IA/NE/SD), and Upper Midwestern Artists | 1902–1984 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Oscar Littlefield was born in Philadelphia and lived much of his life in the eastern part of the country. Though he trained in art, he became a social worker and moved to Sioux City in 1954 to become Executive Director of the Sioux City Jewish Federation. He created his sculptures without sketches or plans. Instead, he began carving the wood and waited for the structure of the wood grain to guide him toward a finished sculpture.