Larry Eichler grew up in East Jordan near the top of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Growing up on a farm near the northern woods, he was a keen observer of his natural surroundings. His affinity for the beauty of nature led Eichler to develop his unique artistic techniques. He started painting at the age of eight and has explored the mediums of drawing, painting, three-dimensional sculpture and wood carving.
Eichler graduated from Western Michigan University. He lived and studied for one year in Munich, Germany. There he discovered the work of wood sculptors Gibbons and Riemenschneider, who inspire his work to the present. Eichler taught for 30 years until he retired from Hartland High School in 1998. Since then he has devoted himself full-time to his craft.
Eichler has won numerous awards for his wood wildlife and relief sculptures. His work is eclectic, ranging from realistic wildlife carvings to complicated architectural corbels, mantels, restorations, and furniture embellishments. His work has been featured in both public and private collections.
Larry Eichler can be contacted in his Fenton, Michigan studio at 810-240-5475 or via email.