Albert H. Karr

Highest auction price achieved
£ 449.00

By John Dilworth

KARR, Albert H. Born 1885 Clinton, Illinois, died 1971 Albuquerque, New Mexico USA. Violinist. Taught violin making by Silas Benjamin and John Hendershot from 1910. Active in New York; later established in Kansas City from 1915. Subsequently moved to Independence, Missouri to run a dairy. During World War II, at the request of the government, he converted the dairy into a bow factory and produced over a million machine-made bows which were acquired by the government. Retired to Albuquerque where he resumed violin making, using Stradivari models and also copies of his own Guarneri del Gesù 1719 violin. Like the bows, some were partly machine- made and 1,336 were completed. Some superior hand

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Price History

Type Title Sold Price
Violin 35.7 cm Kansas City, 1921 Thu 1st October 09 £ 449.00

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