Harry V. Shourds II
Harry V. Shourds II of Linwood, NJ is a third generation carver the grandson of the influencial carver Harry V. Shourds (1861-1920) of Tuckerton, NJ. Harry Shourds carves a classic Barnegat Bay working decoy with his own distinctive flair. His decoys have been exhibited at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art and the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum. Harry Shourds and his decoys have been featured in New Jersey Outdoors, Bird Watcher’s Digest, and Audubon Society Magazine and in the film, “In the Barnegat Bay Tradition”. In 1989, Harry Shourds received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. The fellowship honors traditional artists and recognizes lifetime achievement, artistic excellence and contributions to our nation’s traditional arts heritage.