Barre Pinske – Artist, Chainsaw Carver

Artist Barre Pinske began working on a wood lathe with his grandfather at age 6 in rural Minnesota. He is a pioneer in the art of chainsaw carving. Pinske had a carved bear and eagle gifted to the Russians by the U.S. Pentagon under Pres. Ronald Reagan during the nuclear disarmament talks. He has been extensively collected by Steven Tyler, and all Aerosmith members have his work. His sculpture "Man and his Music" is the entrance of Prince's Paisley Park Museum in Chanhassen, MN.
Pinske is well known for his folk art chainsaw carvings, including widely collected wooden bears. He also creates abstract art, unique furniture, paintings, and casts wood in epoxy and resin creating countertops, bowls and tables. Barre has been featured on CNN Headline News, as well as in USA Today Weekend, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and The Boston Herald. Many early pieces are turning up at auction houses and are becoming collectibles.
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