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Joseph SwalukJoseph D. Swaluk   SAA, AFC Joseph Swaluk
Original Fish Sculpture
As a life-long fishermen and former high school woodworking teacher, Joe's keen interests and well-developed skills come together in the creation of superb works of art. Joe has been carving fish for twenty-two years and has created over 450 individually designed fresh and saltwater fish sculptures. Each piece is hand-carved with knives and chisels out of basswood and hand-painted with acrylics.

Joe started doing fish because he felt the world of outdoor art was replete with birds and manimals, while marine subjects were largely overlooked. Each year he fills commissions on piscine art ranging from a relatively simple carving of a brook trout or sunfish to elaborate wall sculptures of big gamefish chasing bait. The fish are done life- size and artistically designed to show drama and beauty.

Support for Conservation:


  • Corporate Collection-Surnmit Asso. - Edison, NJ
    Manasquan Martin and Tuna Club - Brielle,NJ Nantucket Anglers Club, Nantucket, MA

    Private collections in USA, Canada,
    and Europe
  • THE FISHERMAN, August (1997)
    article - 
  • FIELD AND STREAM, (1992)
    article - 
  • FISHING WORLD (1983)
    article - 
Organization Membership:
  • 1985 - Society of Animal Artists
    (Executive Board member, 1988 - present)


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c/o Fish-In-Hand
76 Quasons Path
Brewster, MA
USA 02631
Tel: 508-896-7076
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Email: joswaluk@gmail.com
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