Artist Lost b y Ro b e rt R e h d e r
Giovinetti transformed into working decoys
the wild essence of the canvasback, bluebills
and black ducks that he observed. Every
decoy he made was an art form of
the highest quality and a beautiful
testament to the Cape Fear River
that first inspired him. His story
started many years before that
1971 photo and, always,
there was the river.
This black duck decoy was
carved by Nick Giovinetti
circa 1969 and is courtesy
of Robert Rehder.