Hogan - Tom Clark - Gnome - Golfer - #1033 - Created: 1985 - Retired: 1992 - Signed by Artist: Thomas F. Clark - Edition #43 or 48 (hard to read).
Tom Clark personally signed this gnome on the belt. (See the enlarged image and the 3rd image.)
Story: Hogan - (March, 1984) - Some golfer thought he was going to make a birdie, only to find that his golf ball had disappeared from the green. A real bird discovered it and decided to hatch it into a "birdie" of a different feather. This Gnome is quite bemused by the mix-up. The coin is from Great Britain, the home of golf. Hogan is named for the legendary golfer, Ben Hogan.
Comes without COA and Story Tag. Hogan is in excellent condition and would be a fabulous addition for the collector of golf items.
This retired gnome was sculptured by America's premier sculptor Thomas F. Clark, Ph.D, of Cairn Studio, Ltd., Davidson, North Carolina. Dr. Clark is also the lead artist for Cairn Studio and is the most prolific sculptor in the figurine industry today. Each creation is hand-cast in a compounds of resin medium and is individually hand painted, antiqued, and highlighted.