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F Rentz Wood Carving Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Posted 1 year ago

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jearve
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I thought this was just an amateur piece by some hobbyist until I searched on the web! There are many carvings done by this artist (on worthpoint too!) but I can't find any information on the person, not sure of gender either?
And I found it in a garden shed!!

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  1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
    That's really a great carving!
  2. Bigmacnz, 12 months ago
    Hi there. Yes he was a real person. He was a family friend. His name was frank rentz. If you want more information let me know. I have lots of his original works

    I remember being a little girl when i went to his work shops.
  3. jearve jearve, 12 months ago
    That would be very interesting, thank you.
    If you want you can email me? nigel.clarry@bigpond.com
    Cheers, Nigel. 0402119757
  4. mellytan, 12 months ago
    Bigmancz please email me more info on this artist F. Rentz at aidamelly@gmail.com
  5. hyenastree hyenastree, 2 months ago
    I saw on the collectors weekly website that you knew and had information about the Australian wood carver, F. Rentz. I live in Minnesota and recently purchased a relief carving by F. Rentz. I would like to know more about F. Rentz and am hoping that you can share what you know about the artist. I love the carving I purchased. It is a scene of aborigines hunting kangaroos with a spear and throwing clubs. Any information that you could share regarding the artist would be very appreciated. hyenas.tree@gmail.com

  6. jearve jearve, 2 months ago
    If you have read the comments you'll note I've asked Bigmacnz for the info she offered but I have never heard back? I've just relied on google
  7. roddyq roddyq, 2 months ago
    The carving is very well done and brings back good memories. I read a book on the construction of the bridge when I was living in Sydney in the 1980's. This is quite an engineering feat. Inspired by the Hell's gate bridge in New York.

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